2013 Food Code
November 13, 2013

FDA releases the 2013 Food Code

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the 2013 edition of the FDA Food Code on November 13, 2013.
 McDonald's Corporation
December 19, 2012

The Little-Noticed Obamacare Provision That Could Make Fast Food Healthier.

One of the least-noticed elements of Obamacare is a federal rule requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on their menus starting in 2013.
Technomic finds strong consumer support for nutritional disclosure at restaurants
November 28, 2012

Technomic finds strong consumer support for nutritional disclosure at restaurants

In a recently completed survey of restaurant user attitudes, Technomic found that 65 percent favor nutritional labeling in restaurants, with the strongest demand for listing of calories and sodium content.
 McDonald's USA
September 13, 2012

McDonald's USA Adding Calorie Counts To Menu Boards

McDonald's USA President Jan Fields announced today that, starting next week, the company will list calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide to further inform and help customers and employees make nutrition-minded choices. In ...
April 12, 2011

Technomic finds lower calorie items gaining momentum on restaurant menus

As America ramps up its fight against bulging waist lines, restaurant chains are providing ammunition in the form of great-tasting menu items with 550 or fewer calories.
 Food and Drug Administration
April 05, 2011

What the FDA menu-labeling regulations really mean

So you don’t quite feel up to struggling through all 183 pages of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed menu-labeling regulation?
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 Food and Drug Administration
April 04, 2011

FDA proposes draft menu and vending machine labeling requirements, invites comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments, and vending machines.
 Food and Drug Administration
March 24, 2011

FDA delays menu labeling rule

As members of the restaurant industry eagerly await federal menu-labeling guidelines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the complexity of the issue is delaying the promulgation of the regulations.
 NPD Group
March 22, 2011

French Fries orders may suffer from Calorie Counts on Menus

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) readies to submit its proposed regulations for the federal menu labeling law by the March 23, 2011 deadline, the lingering question is how will U.S. consumers react to seeing calories on menus?
 Food and Drug Administration
January 24, 2011

FDA expects to issue menu-labeling proposal for restaurant chains by March 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration indicated Jan. 21 that it will officially withdraw Aug. 25, 2010, "draft guidance"for restaurants on how to follow new federal menu-labeling rules.
August 24, 2010

FDA releases guidance on federal menu labeling requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released two documents that outline steps to help chain restaurants comply with new federal nutrition labeling requirements. “One of the most important things we can do when it comes to the nation’s health i...
July 07, 2010

FDA invites comments on law requiring posting of calories

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is inviting the public to submit comments and information to help the agency implement a new federal law that requires the posting of calorie content and other nutrition information on menu ...
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