What if I request nutrient information in a restaurant I believe to be a chain and it is not available?
After January 1, 2010, chain restaurants are required by law to provide nutrient information to anyone who requests it. If you request this information and it is not available, the chain restaurant is not in compliance with the law. We encourage you to let the restaurant know that they are required to provide this information.
What if I believe a restaurant has inaccurately calculated their nutrient information?
At this time the Department of Human Services does not have the administrative ability to ensure accuracy of nutrient information.
Can restaurants be fined if they don't comply with the Menu Labeling Act?
According to the Menu Labeling Act, restaurants can be fined after January 1, 2011 when the 2
nd phase of the Menu Labeling Act takes effect. If a chain restaurant is found in violation of the law after that point, they can be fined anywhere from $250-$1,000 dollars for not posting calorie values.