Arlington, VA - The National Grocers Association (NGA) today commended U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME) for the introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013 (S. 1756), a bipartisan bill that limits the scope of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement a chain restaurant menu labeling provision that was included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and instead implement it as Congress intended.
"The scope of the nutrition labeling provision as proposed by Congress was to provide a uniform standard for chain restaurant menu labeling, not grocery stores," said Peter J. Larkin, President and CEO, NGA. "NGA applauds Senators Blunt and King for introducing this commonsense legislation, and we look forward to working with Congress to pass this key legislation and prevent such a large and costly regulatory burden from passing onto our members."
In March of 2013, Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Loretta Sanchez introduced a companion bill, H.R. 1249, the Commonsense Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, in the U.S. House.