FDA seeks comments on menu labeling

FDA seeks comments on menu labeling

Government takes first stab at outlining new rules for federal law

Chain restaurants in the United States are one step closer to learning the details of the new federal menu-labeling law.

According to guidelines disclosed by the Food and Drug Administration this week, slight variations to a restaurant chain’s name will not exempt the brand from federal menu labeling regulations; menu items available for less than 60 days won’t have to include calorie or other data; but fountain sodas will have to be labeled with nutritional information.

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