The Food and Drug Administration published a final rule on menu labeling last week that formally extends the compliance date until May 5, 2017.  The federal labeling requirement already has quite a lengthy history – first mandated by passage of the Affordable Care Act back in 2010. It was originally to be effective as of last December 1, 2015.  It had been delayed twice since that time however – first for one year pushing the date off until December 1, 2016 and then at the request of Congress, until one year after publication of the final regulation, which occurred on May 5, 2016.  Most of the larger chains have already addressed the new menu labeling requirements, but now they must officially be inc compliance as of May 5, 2017.