Wash. county tells chains how to meet labeling law

SEATTLE Officials of King County, Wash., have detailed new obligations for the 1,700 local chain restaurants that will be required as of Jan. 1, 2009, to post nutrition information on menus or point-of-purchase materials. The newly disclosed requirements oblige the outlets to document how the calorie, fat, carbohydrate and sodium content of each menu item were calculated, and to provide evidence, if challenged, that the provided information is accurate.


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