Topics: Food & Tobacco

New Legislation Seeks Flexibility for Retailers in Menu-Labeling Compliance

U.S. Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) on April 26 introduced H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015, which would allow more flexibility for retailers as they seek to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, other food retail establishments and on vending machines. More

FDA Finalizes Menu-Labeling Rule

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled its menu-labeling rule Nov. 25, requiring that retailers and vending machine operators list calorie information on menus and menu boards. More

House Appropriations Committee Addresses Menu Labeling

The House Appropriations Committee recently added report language to its appropriations legislation clarifying the congressional intent in its menu-labeling law. The action comes as the Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue menu labeling rules, which some have criticized as going beyond what Congress envisioned. More

FDA Sends Menu-Labeling Rules to White House

Following three years of review, the Food and Drug Administration has sent final menu labeling rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget, kicking off a 90-day review process. More

FDA Misses Menu-Labeling Law Deadline

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) missed its February deadline for issuing a menu-labeling law nearly a year after conceding that writing the new rule posed significant challenges. More

FDA Halts Sale of Four Tobacco Products

Retailers must remove four tobacco products made by Jash International from store shelves after the Food and Drug Administration ordered a halt in their sale and distribution. More

Retailers Urged to Participate in We Card Awareness Month

September 1 marks the start of We Card Awareness Month. We Card is urging retailers throughout the month to train or re-train employees about the FDA regulations and state and local compliance laws concerning youth access to tobacco and alcohol. More

International Retailers Focus on Fresh Food

For the most part the programs that have been embraced are those that ‘craft’ the food—creating the perception of VERY FRESH FOOD programs. It is a lot like Starbucks and/or Panera Bread where the product arrives in a box and then is thawed and ‘crafted’ to appear fresh. More

FDA Says Writing Menu-Labeling Rule "Thorny"

Writing a new menu labeling law has gotten "extremely thorny," according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the agency tries to figure out who should be covered by it. More

FDA Seeks to Have Cigarette Label Case Reheard

The federal government last week formally asked for a full court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals decision that struck down the FDA's graphic labeling requirements for cigarette packages. More

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