Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Menu Labeling Public Workshops
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), in part, amended the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act to require restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items to provide calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu items, including food on display and self-service food. Providing accurate, clear, and consistent nutrition information, including the calorie content of foods, in restaurants and similar retail food establishments will make such nutrition information available to consumers in a direct and accessible manner to enable consumers to make informed and healthful dietary choices.
Final regulation implementing Section 4205 of the ACA, was issued December 2014, and subsequent draft guidance, was issued September 2015.
A new directive in the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus bill delayed implementation of the compliance date until one (1) year after publication of FDA’s final guidance. FDA published the final guidance on May 5, 2016, and the compliance date is May 5, 2017.
Three public workshops will be held to help the regulated industry comply with the requirements of the menu labeling final rule.
There is no cost to attend these workshops, and the sessions will not be webcast.
St. Louis, Missouri
The workshops will consist of two parts:
Consultation Session Information
For questions about registration or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact Cindy de Sales, The Event Planning Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-316-3207.
For general information about the public meetings, contact Loretta A. Carey, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, at 240-402-2371.