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House Bill 2726

Please refer to this document for information regarding the Oregon statewide menu labeling ordinance.

Who is Affected?

Chain restaurants that are affiliated with 15 or more other restaurants within the US that sell substantially the same menu and operate under a substantially similar name or service mark.

Does not include: Cafeterias, educational facilities, health care facilities, movie theaters, and packaged foods.

What is Required and Where?

Location of Provided InformationWhat Information Must be Included
Effective January 1, 2010Brochures made available upon customer request.Nutrition Information:
Calorie Content
Saturated Fat (g)
Trans Fat (g)
Carbohydrates (g)
Sodium (mg)
Effective January 1, 2011
  • Menus
  • Menu Boards
  • Food Display Tags
  1. Calorie Content - Must be posted conspicuously in a typeface no less prominent than the price or description.
  2. Statement listing the recommended daily intake amounts for calories, saturated fats, carboyhdrates and sodium by the department of Human Services.
  3. A statement that additional nutrition information is available upon request.

Additional Permissible Notes:

The restaurant may include a disclaimer that states that the nutritional value of a menu item may vary from the stated total due to variations in preparation, size, or ingredients for custom orders.

Special Posting Criteria:

Combinations: If a menu item is a combination of 2 or more menu items on a menu, a range should be listed for maximum and minimum values for all possible combinations.

Self-Service Items: Nutrition information for each item must be listed either by menu boards or food tags that are visible in the serving area.

Items for Sharing:If a menu item is intended to be shared by more than one diner, calorie and other nutrition information may be listed per serving so long as the number of individuals meant to be served is included.*
*Appetizers and Desserts DO NOT apply.

Alcohol: Typical values for wine, beer, and distilled sprits may be listed in place of total values for these items unless otherwise noted by the department.

Exempted Items: Condiments, pre-packaged foods in sealed manufacturer packaging, and items on the menu for less than 90 days of the calendar year.


Restaurants who are found to be in violation of these regulations will have 60 days to comply before they are fined between $250 - $1,000.