As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congress passed legislation requiring covered establishments, including all BURGER KING® locations, to provide extensive nutritional information on menus and menu boards or face criminal and/or civil penalties, including possible jail time.
On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would delay implementation of the menu labeling posting requirements until May 7, 2018. Six months later, and despite objections from many in the restaurant community, FDA issued guidance attempting to address concerns with the current rule. The guidance, which provides "nonbinding recommendations," did not address several of NFA's concerns, including the right of an employer to cure alleged violations and the need for flexibility in posting options.
NFA supports the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772), which grants business owners alternative posting options and allows for a 90-day cure period to address alleged violations. NFA believes that many issues associated with the current menu labeling law cannot be fixed through guidance and that Congress must act before the May 7 deadline. Passage of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act will provide the permanent solution needed to protect small-business owners from convoluted posting requirements and exorbitant penalties for non-compliance
The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act is scheduled to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives this Tuesday, Feb. 6. Contact your members of Congress TODAY and tell them to vote in favor of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act!