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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 [...]

Who is Affected By New Menu Labeling Rules?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many consumers use nutrition information found on packaged foods to make their food choices. Nutrition information, like that found on packaged foods, is not currently available at many restaurants and other retail food establishments. Thus, the goal of the new menu labeling regulations is [...]

U. S. Food and Drug Administration Releases Rules for Menu Labeling Regulations

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This law sets the requirements for nutrition labeling of food items at chain restaurant establishments. Section 4205 of the law states that chain restaurants, food retail establishment, and vending machines with 20 or more locations under the [...]

Preparing for Change

By: Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

Are you ready for the new menu labeling law requirements? Almost one year ago on March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 into law. Upon enactment, this federal law sets the requirements for nutritional labeling of food items [...]

Menu labeling and nutritional analysis: what’s involved

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax

Placing caloric content next to a menu offering might seem like an easy task, but when all the factors affecting the integrity of an accurate nutritional analysis are considered, it can become quite a chore. With the FDA regulation on menu labeling looming, it is important [...]