Understanding the Menu Labeling Law Section 4205 Healthcare Reform Bill
Update February 21, 2012
Read an article from Restaurant Hospitality about the effectiveness of the menu labeling law.
Update February 1, 2012
The FDA has not published the final regulations as of January 31, 2012.
Click here to visit the FDA website for information on menu labeling.
A statement from the National Restaurant Associations' website,
"The 90-day period for comments on draft menu labeling regulations from the Food and Drug Administration ended July 5. The FDA says it intends to issue final regulations by the end of 2011 and put them into effect by mid-2012. The law will require restaurants with 20 or more locations to provide calories on menus and menu boards, and make other written nutrition information available upon request."
Click here to reach the link to the NRA menu labeling webpage.
The FDA is expected to publish the final menu labeling regulations by the end of 2011. Compliance is expected 6 months after the regulation is published.
Nations Restaurant News held a Menu Labeling webinar on June 23, 2011. Go to www.nrn.com to access a copy of the webinar.
The FDA published a revised draft of the menu labeling law on 4-1-11.
Review the entire FDA draft of the menu labeling law by clicking here.
You can submit comments to the proposed draft through July 5, 2011 by clicking here.
To read a SUMMARY of the new proposed regulations as from Nation's Restaurant News click here.
View a Wall Street Journal article from April 2, 2011 on menu labeling by clicking here.
Click here to read a blog from Fast Casual.com on how to gather nutritional information for your recipes.
How Mainstreet Menus/Howard Company Can Help
Revamping one’s menu board design to include calorie count information can be either difficult or relatively painless depending upon the amount of detail desired on the board. The changes required by the new law present an opportunity to review pricing, menu items offered and size portions.
The Howard Company/Mainstreet Menu Systems offer an extensive array of products and services including 1) adding calorie information on slats or strips, 2) providing the calorie information on pictures and translites or 3) moving to a digital menu board solution.
We can establish a unique website page for a chain, where a franchisee can view the graphic options for his location which will include the calorie counts for the chains products. The owner/manager types in the prices or product options for his distinct location and we ship the new items direct to the location. Credit card payment for the store visitor is offered at the time of ordering, making the process simple.
MAINSTREET MENU SYSTEMS offers FREE CONSULTATION for finding the right MENU BOARD MENU LABELING SOLUTION for your restaurant. Start the process now to meet the deadlines. For more information call 1-800-782-6222 to review your needs with one of our menu labeling design specialists.