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States pass laws to prohibit regs aimed at curbing obesity

Businesses complained about juggling multiple regs across many states

Some states have recently taken steps to prohibit some local governments from enacting laws aimed at curbing obesity, including restaurants offering nutritional information and eliminating the use of trans fats. In doing so, the states are responding to complaints from business owners who claim it has been increasingly difficult to juggle the new regulations between municipalities.

Last week, Ohio’s governor signed into the state’s budget legislation that would limit its control over restaurants. Florida and Alabama recently instituted limits on this type of legislation while Georgia, Tennessee and Utah have historically had such limits.

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