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SNAP Retailers Beware: FNS Wants to Take Away Your SNAP Authorization

Virtually all grocery stores, convenience stores, and supermarkets sell hot foods.  Nearly all sell cold prepared foods as well.  Most of the more than 260,000 retail food stores authorized by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (“FNS”) to acce… Read More
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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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Final Menu Labeling Guidance Issues: Setting Effective Date for Menu Labeling Final Rule

FDA has published a Level 1 guidance document, entitled “A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Retail Establishments Selling Away-From-Home Foods—Part II (Menu  Labeling Requirements in Accordance with 21 CFR 101.11).”  81 Fed. Reg. 27… 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FDA Draft Guidance on Menu Labeling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 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance document on its menu labeling rule.  Draft Guidance for Industry: A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Retail Establishm… Read More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 Announces New Surveys of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Restaurants, Retail Food Stores, and Foodservice Institutions

FDA has published notices announcing that, over the next 10 years, it plans to conduct surveys on the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors in restaurants, retail food stores, and foodservice institutions (e.g., hospitals, schools). Pursuant t… 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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