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Support the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act!
On May 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would delay implementation of the menu labeling posting requirements for one year.  As such, owners of "covered food establishments" (including all NFA members) will need to post caloric information on their menus and menu boards by May 7, 2018.  The FDA explained the delay by stating that the additional time  "enable[s] us to consider how we might further reduce the regulatory burden or increase flexibility while continuing to achieve our regulatory objectives, in keeping with the administration's policies."

On November 7, FDA issued guidance attempting to address concerns with the current rule.  While the guidance attempted to clarify the legality of various posting options, it did not address several of NFA's concerns, including the right of an employer to cure alleged violations and the need for employer flexibility in posting options.  Instead, the language provides "nonbinding recommendations" and therefore doesn't offer the legal soundness of an amended rule or law.
 
NFA believes the many issues associated with the current menu labeling law cannot be fixed through guidance alone and that congress must act accordingly.  As such, NFA supports the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772, S. 261), which grants business owners alternative posting options and allows for a 90-day cure period to address alleged violations. NFA believes a permanent solution is needed to protect small-business owners from convoluted posting requirements and exorbitant penalties for non-compliance.

Ask Congress to support the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act!

 
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