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Nevada Legislature Crafting Food Label Bill

Now Nevada is getting in on the nutritional food label game. A new bill proposed in the Nevada Legislature would require chain restaurants, grocery stores, vending machines and convenience stores to label their food's nutritional information.

Under the bill proposed by Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, eateries with more than 10 locations would have to post the information in a conspicuous place.

Already the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is already crafting its own regulations requiring food establishment chains with 20 or more locations to apply nutritional information to menus. This proposed bill would include locations with 10 to 19 locations and include a penalty between $50 to $500 for a first offense.

The Retail Association of Nevada, Nevada Restaurant Association, Nevada Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association have already lodged their opposition to the bill.
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Metro McDonald's [Photo: Chelsea McManus]