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New Nutritional Menu Standards and the Craft Beer Industry

BY SABRINA SANCHEZ for Restaurant Magazine

In 2016, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be¬ implementing a law that requires some restaurants and food establishments to disclose certain nutritional information for standard menu items. This law will become effective December 1, 2015 and must be in compliance by December 1, 2016. With [...]

FDA delays menu-labeling requirements

Written by Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News

Restaurants scrambling to comply with upcoming federal menu labeling requirements now have a little more breathing room, after the Obama Administration delayed the compliance date by a year on Thursday.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, citing the need for the agency to provide more [...]

Guidance for Industry: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments; Small Entity Compliance Guide

This guidance represents the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current thinking on this topic. See the original post here. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. You can use an alternative approach if the approach satisfies the [...]

Reading labeling: FDA regulations

By Sara Rush,¬ Senior Associate Editor, Restaurant Business Online

They’ve been kicked around since the idea was first given life in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Now, at last, the Food and Drug Administration has released final menu-labeling rules for chains, and operators have a year to fall in line. [...]

Menu Nutritional Labeling Rule Date Set

The time for implementation is growing closer for the “Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments,” as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010.¬ The FDA’s rule requires nutrition labeling of standard menu items [...]

Five most common misconceptions about healthy food

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist,

Have you ever noticed how the word ‚Äėhealthy‚Äô can take on a whole bunch of different meanings, especially when it comes to food?

We are living in a society where everyone seems to have their own meaning of ‚Äėhealthy‚Äô. Is it motivating? No. Confusing? Most definitely. So [...]

New Regulation to Increase Food Safety

By: Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

With all the news about the current E. Coli outbreak I thought it would be a good time to talk about food safety. No diner wants to worry about becoming ill from food they eat while enjoying a meal out, so it is imperative that restaurant [...]

Understanding the Proposed Menu Labeling Rules

As specified in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, “restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, and offering for sale substantially the same menu, must provide calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu [...]

How to Make the Latest Nutritional Research Work For You

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist,

This week the USDA released a report showing that the cholesterol count in today’s eggs is 14% lower, and the Vitamin D content is 64% higher compared to test results from 2002. This is undoubtedly a great piece of news for some consumers. For operators who display nutritional [...]

The FDA menu labeling regulations: tips to get you ready

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist,

New Year brings new resolutions, and it is a perfect time to prepare for what lies ahead in 2011.

If you are an operator, you are aware of the new FDA¬ menu labeling law due to be finalized possibly as early as March. Whether you are a [...]