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Philadelphia, Pa., Code tit 6, ch. 6-300, § 6-308 (Aug. 17, 2017)
Brief Summary
Requires disclosure of nutritional information by chain restaurants; provides standards for what information must be disclosed and how; specifies exceptions; and has standards for how nutrition analysis should be done.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Process, Distribute
State: Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Philadelphia
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Declaration of policy for entire Food section refers to preservation and promotion of health (§ 6-101) and is part of health code; law requires nutrition information to be disclosed (6-308(1), 6-308(c )).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "§ 6-101: Declaration of Policy. (1) The purpose of this Title is the preservation and promotion of the health of the people of the City and to this end this Title is intended to embrace all matters to which the regulatory or police powers and duties of the Department of Public Health extend.".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. 6-102.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Penalties are specified--up to $500. Sec.6-308 (7). Further states: "Notices of violation shall be issued by authorized Health Department inspectors or any other persons authorized to enforce ordinances. Such notices ... shall be issued under the procedures set forth in § 1-112, except that the amount required to be remitted in response to a notice of violation shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150).".
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Part of the chapter 6-300 on Food, in the Title 6, Health Code. Legislative history: Added, Bill No. 080167-A (approved November 19, 2008), effective January 1, 2010.