The FDA announced on Monday that it was halting the mandatory menu labeling requirements that restaurants would have to implement in four days for a year.  This delays the enforcement of the rules that would require restaurants and other food serving establishments that meet the requirements to place calorie information on menus.

As we recently wrote about, grocery stores and convenience stores with ready to eat meals had filed objections and requests to postpone implementation asking for clarity.  Some lobbying groups for restaurants are not in favor of this postponement as it means that local regional or state rules are in place and chains and restaurants looking for a uniform standard and clarity will now have to figure out and abide by the host of local provisions rather than being able to rely on a singular uniform standard.

Since it was part of the Affordable Care Act, is anyone really surprised that a new administration would delay this action?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s