Paul Frumkin of Nation’s Restaurant News breakdown the 183 page report from the FDA:
So you don’t quite feel up to struggling through all 183 pages of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed menu-labeling regulation?
Don’t worry. The editors of Nation’s Restaurant News have read through the epic document and attempted to address many of the key questions foodservice operators might have about the proposed rules.
The FDA issued the much-anticipated regulations April 1 after missing an initial deadline of March 23 — one year after President Obama signed the provision into law as part of the federal health care reform, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
The agency attributed the delay to the complexity of the issue — a concern shared by many in the industry who worried that the government would attempt to fashion a one-size-fits-all solution. But now that the document is finally here, the industry can see for itself, and many associations and operators are thumbing through the document as we speak.
“The publication of the proposed regulations in the Federal Register … is the next step forward in providing the industry with consistent, national requirements on how to implement the new uniform nutrition information standard,” Dawn Sweeney, president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association, said in a statement Friday.
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