Topics: Food & Tobacco

NATSO Supports Menu Labeling Reform

NATSO joined a coalition of more than 200 food and retail groups in urging Congress to support bipartisan legislation that would make small but important changes to the Food and Drug Administration's "menu labeling" regulations. The changes would require the FDA to revise their current rules -- which are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016 -- to make it easier for food retailers and restaurant operators to comply, while also revising the enforcement and liability rules to eliminate excessive and disproportionate penalties. More

FDA Halts Sale of Four R.J. Reynolds Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 15 issued orders to stop the sale and distribution of four R.J. Reynolds cigarette products because they did not meet requirements set forth in the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. More

FDA Releases Guidance on Menu Labeling Requirements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance designed to assist chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments (including many convenience stores operated by truckstops) in complying with federal menu labeling requirements. More

Food and Retail Coalition Urges Support for Common Sense Disclosure Act of 2015

NATSO joined a coalition of food and retail groups in urging Congress to support the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 (H.R. 2017), which would allow more flexibility for retailers as they seek to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s menu-labeling regulations. More

FDA Delays Compliance Deadline for Menu Labeling Rule

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 9 announced that it is delaying by one year the date by which restaurants and similar retail food establishments, including many truckstop operations, must comply with federal menu labeling requirements. More

Senators Urge FDA to Delay Menu-Labeling Rule

A bipartisan group of more than 30 Senators urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to delay the rule requiring chain restaurants or similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations to display calorie counts on menus and menu boards. More

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