December 10, 2014

FDA Menu Labeling Rules Have Long Reach

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final menu labeling rules that will require grocers, restaurants, convenience stores and even vending machines to list the calories contained in prepared foods. The long anticipated rules are a result of the Affordable Care Act and the comprehensive health care reform law of 2010.

Faegre Baker Daniels food litigation and regulatory attorneys Sarah Brew and Courtney Lawrence explained key aspects of the expanded rules, including which industries will be most affected, in an article authored for Law360.

Businesses have a until December 2015 to comply with the new rules.

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