FDA Menu Labeling Rule
In the foodservice industry, it’s important to always stay up to date on the latest FDA compliance regulations. More specifically, in this instance we are talking about the finalized FDA Menu Labeling Rule.
This rule, enacted as part of the 2010 Protection and Affordable Care Act, requires caloric information be present on all menus and menu boards in chain restaurants (20 or more locations) while also providing full nutritional information for standard items to consumers upon request.
In essence, it was created to provide consumers more nutritional information about foods they eat outside of their home. The important thing to note is that this is also required for any retailers who have a foodservice program in their location including c-stores and grocery chains with over 20 locations. The FDA confirmed the compliance and enforcement date of this regulation to be May 7, 2018.
Given an increase in governmental regulation, it is important to be ahead of the curve when it comes to these regulations. This is an incredibly big talking point in the industry and something you should be aware of.
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