Call me cynical—please, since it’s much nicer than some other things I’ve been called lately—but I struggle to see the significance of the menu labeling law that takes effect in Louisville today.
Why? Because the law, which says any foodservice establishment that has made nutritional information about its food available in the past, be it on a website or in some other form, now must have that information available on premise.
Here’s how those inspections will go: When a foodservice facility is up for a spot check by Public Health and Wellness food inspector, an Internet search first will be conducted to see if the restaurant posts its nutritional information there. If it does, the inspector will compare it to information available on premise—on menus or menu boards or other means of conveyance—to ensure compliance.
If said facility lacks that information on premise or that information doesn’t jibe with what’s online, the operation will be fined $25 a day until it is compliant with the regulation. (Click here to see which independent Louisville restaurants are participating and thus liable if inspected.)
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