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FDA Issues New Requirements under Final Rule for Registration of Food Facilities
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • July 22 2016

On July 14, FDA issued a final rule amending the requirements for the registration of food facilities (Final Rule). The Final Rule was issued as

National menu and vending machine labeling laws proposed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its proposed menu-labeling rule for chain restaurants and calorie-labeling rule for food in vending machines.

FDA releases guidance for menu labeling
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2010

The Food and Drug Administration issued guidance for chain restaurants that must comply with the health care reform law to post the calorie content of their menu items at the point of purchase.

FDA seeks public comment on nutritional disclosures in retail food outlets
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took the first steps needed to implement the new restaurant food labeling requirements of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA), requesting public comment on a number of regulatory issues that will affect compliance burdens and liability risks for companies subject to the new requirements.

New federal law requires nutrition disclosure by restaurants
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2010

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Act"), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, includes a provision that creates a single national nutrition disclosure standard for certain restaurants.

Food retailers face new calorie disclosure requirements
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2010

Despite all the publicity over the recently-passed health care legislation, one provision that was "tacked on" received little note but will clearly affect the vast majority of franchise restaurants and many other food retailers across the country.

Expanded nutrition labeling requirements will extend to restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Section 4205 of the health care reform law amends the misbranded food provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish new nutrition labeling requirements for standard menu items offered for sale in a "restaurant or similar retail food establishment that is part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name (regardless of the type of ownership of the locations) and offering for sale substantially the same menu items.