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The American Pizza Community has endorsed The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013, introduced today by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).
The legislation's original co-sponsors include John Carter (R-TX), John Barrow (D-GA), Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Todd Rokita (R-IN), Reid Ribble (R-WI), Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), Mike Rogers (R-MI), Steve Womack (R-AR), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Tim Walberg (R-MI).
The legislation would allow small-business pizza owners to comply with federal menu labeling requirements using "innovative approaches that strengthen consumer education and reduce excessive regulatory costs."
The bill, among other provisions, would amend the existing law as follows:
"The pizza community supports workable menu labeling solutions that make sense for our customers and small-business entrepreneurs. This legislation seeks to address widespread concerns regarding the menu labeling regulations as currently drafted by replacing impractical, one-size-fits-all rules with flexible approaches based on real-world experience," said Lynn Liddle, chair of the American Pizza Community and executive vice president of Communications, Investor Relations and Legislative Affairs for Domino's Pizza.
Various pizza operators and executives pitched their case for an alternative solution in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.
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