Menu Labeling Legislation - How and When Does it Affect You?
It started in New York City, travelled on to Seattle, then to the whole state of California, and back across the states again. Now, operators nationwide are embracing a new standardized national provision that will replace the patchwork of previously passed menu labeling regulations. Wondering how this will affect your restaurant? When you need to comply? Whether this will affect your restaurant at all? Read more below and check back often as additional information about the new laws is released.
|Who is affected:
||20 or more locations nationwide
|Status of legislation:
||Date passed: March 23, 2010
Date enforced: TBD
|What information has to be posted:
||Complete nutrition information, referral statement directing customer to the availability of additional nutrition information , calorie information statement stating suggested daily caloric intake of 2000 calories.
|How does the information have to be displayed:
||Calories -- One of the following: on the menu board, on a sign with standard menu items similar to the menu board and located on the same wall as the menu board, or on a sign at eye level of the customer line and prior to the point of purchase. **And** One of the following: in the menu, in an insert that comes with the menu, in an appendix attached to the back of the menu, or in a supplemental menu to that comes with the standard menu. All nutrients --available on premises, in writing, and upon customer request prior to point of purchase. Referral statement -- on the menu board or prior to point of purchase. Calorie information statement -- on menu or menu board.
|Where can I find more information:
||National menu-labeling overview
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