FDA Issues All You Need To Know About Menu Labeling Guidance

Earlier this week, the FDA released the draft guidance Menu Labeling: Supplemental Guidance for Industry, a more streamlined way to address comments reviewed by the agency. The question-and-answer style draft guidance features 20 different graphics to illustrate the agency’s new and expanded interpretations of menu labeling provisions. 

The agency will accept comments on this draft guidance from Nov. 9, 2017 to Jan. 8, 2018, after which it will move to finalize for adequate time to implement the requirements. Consumers can expect to see menu labeling in covered establishments nationwide by May 7, 2018.

The draft guidance includes comments received on the May 2017 interim final rule (IFR) extending the compliance date for the Menu Labeling Final Rule from May 5, 2017, to May 7, 2018. Those comments address concerns some stakeholders have raised including: 

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