Federal::Menu Labeling

March 2016 ::FDA Regulations

The House has passed the “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act” by a vote of 266-144. The bill, written to amend the chain restaurant menu labeling requirements that go into effect on December 1, would delay the implementation of the requirements and change how the requirements are listed. Alcohol products listed on standard menus of establishments [...]

September 2015 ::FDA Guidance on Menu Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a “draft guidance document”  that will help companies comply with the final rule on menu labeling, as required by the Affordable Care Act. As we reported in July, the FDA issued a delay of one year for full compliance of the rule. All covered establishments must be in [...]

December 2014 ::Menu Labeling

The Affordable Care Act established a menu labeling rule aimed at improving public health and reducing obesity and health care costs. It was published the the Federal Register in early December; the FDA included calorie and nutritional information for alcoholic beverages. The rule says that establishments with 20 or more locations doing business under the [...]

July 2012 ::Menu Labeling

With the finding that the Affordable Healthcare Act is constitutional, FDA rulemaking regarding calorie disclosures on chain restaurant menus is expected to continue. As we reported last month, the healthcare law included a provision that requires chain restaurants to list the calories for standard foods and beverages on their menus.

June 2012 ::Menu Labeling

The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding the constitutionality a case that could seriously impact wineries: The question of the Affordable Healthcare Act’s legality will impact the regulation of calorie disclosures on restaurant menus. The healthcare law included a provision that requires chain restaurants to list the calories for standard foods and beverages on their menus. [...]