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Local Restaurants Forced to Count Carbs

Menus must include calories, salt, fat and carb totals

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    Local Restaurants Forced to Count Carbs
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    Burger anyone?

    The final phase of a law requiring chain restaurants in Philadelphia to list detailed nutritional information for menu items is now in effect.

    Starting in January the city required chains to post caloric content for menu items. Those requirements expanded Thursday to include sodium, total fat and carbohydrates.

    Health Commissioner Donald Schwarz says the information must be placed at tables or on printed menus at sit-down restaurants.

    A first violation for failure to provide the information will result in a citation but a second offense means a $150 fine.