FDA Publishes Draft Guidance For Restaurant Menu-Labeling Rule

Sept. 21, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft of the menu-labeling regulations that are to take effect in restaurants beginning Dec. 1, 2016, according to Restaurant Business Online. Restaurant chains with 20 or more locations will be required to disclose calorie counts. The new proposed rules specify that restaurants would be required to provide calorie counts on each base item, such as a slice of pizza, as well as the added calories from customizing the base items—like adding mushrooms, for example.

The entire guidance document can be viewed here.