On September 11, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance document that will help companies to comply with the Menu Labeling Rule, which requires that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations. The guidance document is an important resource to assist those in covered establishments to comply with the rule by December 1, 2016. Stretch’s Public Health Information Brief summarizes high-level information and guides organizations through key provisions in the draft guidance document.
This guidance is intended to help establishments implement the rule and better understand the flexibility in the rule. The guidance also answers questions and helps explain how the final requirements work for different types of establishments. The guidance does not and cannot change the final requirements of the menu labeling rule.
The links below direct you to the Draft Guidance document, as well as FDA’s published Menu and Vending Machines Labeling Requirements or Draft Guidance Document: