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The American Pizza Community has announced its support for bipartisan Senate legislation introduced last week by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME).
The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013 (S.1756) makes changes to the menu labeling requirements on restaurants for which the Food and Drug Administration is currently finalizing regulations. This Senate bill follows the introduction of a companion bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives (H.R. 1249) by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA-46).
"We would like to thank Senator Blunt and Senator King for their support of adding common sense into menu labeling regulations and relief for small business. This bill is an important step in making some needed changes to FDA's burdensome proposed menu labeling regulations, adding important flexibility and reasonable solutions for small business pizza store owners nationwide," said Lynn Liddle, chair of the APC and executive vice president of Communications, Legislative Affairs and Investor Relations for Domino's Pizza.
According to a news release, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013 would modify the existing menu-labeling statute such that:
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