The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance to help chain establishments with 20 or more locations (e.g., grocery and convenience stores, quick-service and fast-food restaurants, pizza delivery outlets, and movie theaters) comply with menu labeling requirements for standard menu items and self-service offerings under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

According to FDA, the final guidance provides “additional examples and new or revised questions and answers on topics such as covered establishments, alcoholic beverages, catered events, mobile vendors, grab-and-go items, and recordkeeping requirements.” Enforcement of the menu labeling final rule will begin on May 5, 2017. See Federal Register, May 5, 2016.