In order to help consumers make more informed decisions, the FDA has enacted a menu labeling rule that will apply to food service facilities that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations conducting business under the same name and offering menus with the same items. Calories must be displayed in the area of standard menu items and, upon request, specific nutritional information must be provided. Other food service establishments could benefit from incorporating the labeling guidance into their standard operating procedures as well.
For more information, check out the following tools:
- Multi-year Nutrition Innovation Strategy announced in March by FDA
- Supplemental Guidance for Industry: This question-and-answer style guidance includes graphics and pictures to illustrate the various ways that industry can comply with the provisions of the menu labeling rule.