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NYC Menu Labeling Law – Enforceable?

NYC just announced that its revised calorie labeling rule for food service establishments will take effect on May 22, 2017, and will begin being enforced with notices of violation subject to fines on August 21, 2017.  This pre-dates the recently re-… Read More
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FDA Extends Menu Labeling Compliance Date One Year Consistent with Trump Administration Policy

FDA is again extending the compliance date for menu labeling – just days before the regulatory requirements of § 101.11 were to have become effective.  On May 4, 2017, the agency will publish an interim final rule that extends the compliance date… Read More
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Delay of FDA Menu Labeling Regulation Provides Blueprint for Modification of Nutrition Labeling Rules

The restaurant industry was bracing for FDA’s menu labeling regulation, requiring mandatory calorie disclosure on menus at chains that have 20 or more locations.  The final compliance date was coming up next week on May 5, 2017.  However, in a la… Read More
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Food Regulation: A Changing of the Guard

Irrespective of whether you voted for or against Donald Trump, last night’s election results will lead to a significant changing of the guard in how food is regulated by FDA and USDA.  In his Contract with America, soon-to-be-President Trump promi… Read More
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New York City Does It Again, Requiring a High Sodium Warning

  Just when you thought FDA menu labeling requirements were final and had preempted state and local laws, New York City’s (NYC) Board of Health approved on September 9 a new sodium warning label. The new law requires “covered establishments” (… Read More
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FDA Draft Guidance on Menu Labeling

This article was last updated on September 16 at 11 AM. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance document on its menu labeling rule.  Draft Guidance for Industry: A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Retail Establishm… Read More
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FDA Extends Compliance Date on Menu Labeling

FDA announced today it will give restaurants and “similar retail food establishments” an additional year – until December 1, 2016 — to comply with its menu labeling rule.  The final rule originally required compliance by December 1, 2015… Read More
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Food Policy: Lots to Do with a Limited Number of Legislative Days

Policy wonks could say that they have been thrilled these past two weeks.  Congress spent a great deal of time dealing with specific issues related to nutrition standards, and finished with a historic joint committee hearing that focused on the inte… Read More
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FDA Shares the Pain in Final Rules on Menu Labeling and Vending Machine Food Labeling

Citing the obesity epidemic and the fact that Americans consume about one-third of total calories in the form of foods prepared outside the home, FDA yesterday issued two sweeping  final rules on nutrition labeling of foods sold in chain restaurants… Read More
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