The FDA announced a one-year extension for compliance to the menu labeling regulations. The FDA menu labeling delay moved the new compliance date to December 1, 2016. The news was well received from the restaurant industry. Many questions have surfaced regarding the menu labeling laws, requiring additional guidance. The FDA menu labeling delay allows the administration more time to provide clarifications to the rules and allow businesses ample time to become compliant.
Despite the FDA menu labeling delay, we still encourage that restaurants start the nutrition analysis process to avoid last minute issues. Nutrition analysis of a restaurant menu typically takes from one to three months, depending on the complexity of the menu. It’s always a good idea to schedule the work to meet project deadlines. You can contact us to get started or ask any questions on FDA menu labeling rules. We look forward to helping you become compliant by December 1, 2016.