Protecting Fast Food Restaurants

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The Michigan House of Representatives could be looking at a bill this week, which would make it difficult to sue fast food restaurants.

Supporters say people should take personal responsibility for their food choices. They also say law suits brought by individuals against the food industry raise the price of food for everyone.

But opponents say this type of legislation sets a dangerous precedent. They say the fast food industry should be held to the same standards as other manufacturers, who are held responsible for the products they make. Lawyers say this type of lawsuit is already covered under product liability laws.

And many consumers say they know eating fast food is not a healthy choice. Many fast food restaurants are introducing healthier choices to their menus.