The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will again delay enforcement of federal "menu-labeling"regulations. The FDA was previously scheduled to begin enforcing the regulations on Dec. 1, 2016; it will now hold off on enforcing the regulations until one year after it issues final "guidance" providing more details on the regulations. It is uncertain when the draft guidance, which was issued in September 2015, will be finalized, beginning the one-year countdown to enforcement.
Last month, the House of Representatives passed the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, which would make food retailers' and restaurant operators' obligations under the regulations substantially less burdensome. Because many truckstop and travel plaza operators operate chain restaurants and/or convenience stores that may be subject to the FDA's rule, NATSO supported this legislation. The Senate is in the process of considering the legislation.
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