Philadelphia gives menu labeling a twist

PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia City Council has passed a menu labeling law that a prominent consumer advocacy group described as the strongest in the nation.

The measure requires that local units of restaurant chains with at least 15 stores nationwide post calorie counts on menus and menu boards starting Jan. 1, 2010. But it goes farther than the mandates enacted by New York City and several other jurisdictions by requiring that trans fat, saturated fat, sodium and

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