It appears the FDA is again pushing back the compliance date for its menu labeling regulations, which had been set for May 5, 2017. Although the agency has not yet made an announcement of the 11th-hour delay, on Thursday it submitted an interim final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that signaled an extension.
This will be the third delay of these regulations, which would require chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments to include calorie information on their menus or displays. The regulations were first published on December 1, 2014, with an original compliance date of December 1, 2015. There is now speculation that menu labeling may be off the table entirely under the current administration.