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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 082 : LABELING OF FOODS, DRUGS, COSMETICS, AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Subchapter 002 : MENU LABELING

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4086)
  • § 4086. Menus and menu boards

    (a) Restaurants and similar food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items shall disclose on the menu and on the menu board:

    (1) adjacent to the name of each standard menu item the number of calories contained in the item; and

    (2) a succinct statement concerning suggested daily caloric intake.

    (b) This section shall not apply to alcoholic beverages or to grocery stores except for separately owned food facilities to which this section otherwise applies that are located in a grocery store. For purposes of this section, grocery stores include convenience stores.

    (c) If at any time subsection (a) or (b) of this section, or both, are preempted by federal law, then restaurants and similar food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items shall comply with the menu labeling provisions of the applicable federal statutes and regulations.

    (d) A violation of this section shall be deemed a violation of the Consumer Protection Act, 9 V.S.A. chapter 63, provided that no private right of action shall arise from the provisions of this section. The Attorney General has the same authority to make rules, conduct civil investigations, enter into assurances of discontinuance, and bring civil actions as provided under 9 V.S.A. chapter 63, subchapter 1. (Added 2009, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 38b, eff. Jan. 1, 2011; amended 2011, No. 109 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 8, 2012; 2011, No. 136 (Adj. Sess.), § 1b, eff. May 18, 2012.)