California Chain Restaurants Must Post Calories On Menus

October 1, 2008

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill this week, making Californiai the first state to require large chain restaurants to post nutritional information on their menus...Sacramento (ChattahBox) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill this week, making California the first state to require large chain restaurants to post nutritional information on their menus

The idea behind the signing of the bill is to continue the fight against obesity, and to help people make healthier decisions in regards to their food.

The law, SB 1420, will require that all chain restaurants that have at least 20 locations in the state, post nutritional information.

The information that has to be posted includes things such as sodium content, saturated fat, calories, carbohydrates, etc.

The bill will begin to go into effect on July 1, 2009.  By January 1, 2001, all restaurant chains must post the calorie information on their menus.

Around 17,000 restaurants in California will be affected by this.


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