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Nutrition Labeling Information for Restaurants & Retail Establishments

Public Workshops on Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a series of public workshops about menu labeling to help industry comply with requirements to provide calorie and other nutrition information to consumers. The workshops will address the menu labeling final rule – Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments. Federal law and FDA regulations require certain chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments to give consumers nutrition information on standard menu items. In May 2017, the FDA extended the compliance date for these requirements to May 7, 2018.

Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish
These posters show nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits, vegetables, and fish in the United States. Retail stores are welcome to download the posters, print, display and/or distribute them to consumers in close proximity to the relevant foods in the stores. FDA also encourages consumers to view the posters. 

Menu and Vending Machines Labeling Requirements
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines.

Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations
FDA announced in December 2014 that January 1, 2018 will be the uniform compliance date for food labeling regulations that are issued in calendar years 2015 and 2016.

For related information, see Retail Food Protection.

Page Last Updated: 05/01/2017
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