Tag Archives: MENU LABELING

Lawsuit Over FDA Delaying Menu Labeling Rule on Hold for Now

As previously reported on this blog, on June 7, 2017,  two nongovernment organizations (NGOs)—the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the National Consumer League—filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. against FDA for delaying implementation of the menu labeling rule. By way of background, the menu labeling provisions were added to the … Continue Reading

FDA Commissioner Issues Statement Touting Menu Labeling Rule, Announces Additional Guidance is Forthcoming

Over the past several years, FDA has been in the process of implementing menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act. Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and selling substantially similar … Continue Reading

House Committee Advances Changes to Menu Labeling Law

Over the past several years, FDA has been in the process of implementing menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act. Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and selling substantially similar … Continue Reading

Industry Groups Sue NYC to Block Menu Labeling Enforcement

In 2008, New York City passed the first calorie disclosure rule for restaurants and in 2015, the city amended the rule to match federal requirements (for more information on the federal requirements, see the KHlaw.com article, FDA Issues Final Rules on Menu and Vending Machine Nutrition Labeling Requirements.) As we reported on this blog, FDA … Continue Reading

Consumer Groups Sue FDA for Delaying Menu Labeling Rule

As previously covered on this blog, on May 4, 2017, FDA published an interim final rule that delays the compliance date for menu labeling requirements from May 5, 2017, until May 8, 2018 and invites comments for 60 days on the implementation of the menu labeling requirements. Yesterday, the Center for Science in the Public … Continue Reading

FDA Formally Extends Menu Labeling Compliance Date to 2018

As covered on this blog last week, on April 26, 2017, the FDA submitted an interim final rule (IFR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeking an “Extension of Compliance Date” for FDA’s menu labeling requirements. The menu labeling provisions were added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act.  … Continue Reading

FDA Delays Menu Labeling Rule

As previously covered on this blog, over the past few years, FDA has been in the process of implementing menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing business under the … Continue Reading

Menu Labeling Legislation Would Ease Some of FDA’s Upcoming Requirements

Three months before new FDA regulations take effect that require restaurants and similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and selling substantially similar menu items) to provide calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu items, Congress is again considering legislation to modify the requirements. … Continue Reading

Menu Labeling Update

As previously covered on this blog, FDA has been in the process of implementing menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and selling substantially … Continue Reading

NY Salt Lick

Appeals court gives NYC the go-ahead to enforce sodium warning requirement. As previously covered on this blog, New York City (NYC) health officials have adopted the nation’s first sodium warning requirement.  The rule requires restaurants that are part of chains with more than 15 locations nationwide to post warning statements about high sodium consumption levels … Continue Reading

Final Menu Labeling Guidance Issued

FDA issues final menu labeling guidance. As previously covered on this blog, FDA has been in the process of implementing menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing … Continue Reading

Menu Labeling Delay

FDA confirms further delay of enforcement of menu labeling requirements. Over the past few years, FDA has been in the process of implementing menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or … Continue Reading

Salt Shake-up

NY appeals court grants interim stay for sodium warning. Just last week, a New York Supreme Court judge upheld New York City’s precedent-setting sodium warning requirement for chain restaurants.  Starting on March 1, restaurants that failed to display the required warning language to indicate high-sodium foods would have been subject to fines. On February 29, a New York appeals court … Continue Reading

Salt Signage Showdown

NYC sodium warning upheld in court. As previously covered on this blog, New York City (NYC) health officials have adopted the nation’s first sodium warning requirement.  The rule requires restaurants that are part of chains with more than 15 locations nationwide to post warning statements about high sodium consumption levels and to display a salt … Continue Reading

Menu Labeling in the House

House passes bill to increase flexibility in FDA’s menu labeling requirements. As previously covered on this blog, FDA has issued a final rule to implement the menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments … Continue Reading

Postscripts

Parties settle “Made in USA” lawsuit in California. (subscription to Law360 required) As previously covered on this blog, a product may bear a “Made in USA”-type (MIU) claim in accordance with federal guidelines where “all or virtually all” of the product is made in the U.S.  Until a recent statutory change, California’s MIU claim standard had been … Continue Reading

Congress Critiques Calorie Counts

House panel approves bill to loosen FDA’s menu labeling requirements for food retail establishments. As previously covered on this blog, starting on December 1, 2016, FDA will require restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and selling substantially similar menu items) to provide calorie … Continue Reading

Menu Options

FDA issues draft menu labeling guidance. On December 1, 2014, FDA published a final rule to implement the menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 or more locations doing … Continue Reading

Sodium Sticker Shock

New York City adopts sodium warning requirement for chain restaurants. As previously covered on this blog, New York City’s (NYC) Department of Health proposed to require chain restaurants to add a sodium warning to menus and menu boards next to items containing more than the recommended daily intake of 2,300 mg of sodium. On September 9, … Continue Reading

NYC Gets Salty (About Sodium)

New York City considers adoption of sodium warning requirement for chain restaurants. In June 2015, New York City’s Department of Health proposed to require chain restaurants (with more than 15 locations across the U.S.) to add a sodium warning (such as a salt shaker symbol) to menus and menu boards next to items containing more than … Continue Reading

Menu Momentum

FDA extends compliance date for menu labeling rule to December 1, 2016. On December 1, 2014, FDA published a final rule to implement the menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by the Affordable Care Act. Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains … Continue Reading

Calorie Clarification

FDA issues small entity compliance guide on menu labeling requirements. On December 1, 2014, FDA published a final rule to implement the menu labeling provisions added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by the Affordable Care Act.  Under the new requirements, restaurants or similar retail food establishments (in chains of 20 … Continue Reading
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