Senate Bill No. 200
(By Senators Snyder and Fanning)
[Introduced January 22, 2003; referred to the Committee on Health
and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend article seven, chapter sixteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve,
relating to requiring that restaurants post notices concerning
the presence of certain antioxidants in food that is offered
for consumption by the public; providing for enforcement by
local health departments; and establishing penalties for
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article seven, chapter sixteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7. PURE FOOD AND DRUGS.
§16-7-12. Requiring notice of the presence of certain antioxidants.
(a) Any person who sells or offers for sale food intended for
human consumption shall provide notice to customers of the presence
in the food of the following antioxidants:
(1) Calcium chloride;
(2) Citric acid;
(3) Erythorbic acid;
(4) Monocalcium phosphate; and
(5) Tricalcium phosphate.
(b) The notice required by subsection (a) of this section
shall be provided on twelve inch square signs in a conspicuous
locations on the premises and at the bottom of menus in type no
smaller than twelve point.
(c) The several local boards of health, established pursuant
to the provision of article two of this chapter, shall enforce the
provision of this section.
(d) Any person found to have violated the provisions of this
section is subject for a first offense to a fine of one hundred
dollars. Any person found to have violated the provisions of this
section for a second or subsequent time is subject to a fine of
five hundred dollars and revocation of license to operate a food
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require restaurants,
etc. to post notices about the presence of certain antioxidants in
the food that is offered there for sale.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.