Salt warnings will stay on menus in New York City
A state appeals court upheld New York City's requirement for chain restaurants to alert diners to foods that contain more than the recommended daily dose of salt, about one teaspoonful, said The Associated Press. The National Restaurant Association said it was considering its next move on the regulation.
FDA starts countdown to May 2017 calorie-count menu mandate
Seven years after the provision became law, retail food establishments ranging from sit-down restaurants and cafeterias to delicatessens, fast-food outlets, coffee shops and bakeries will have to include calorie counts on their menus for the foods they sell. The deadline for compliance will …
House panel would delay menu labels to late 2017, or beyond
The House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees USDA and FDA is writing its own guarantee of a gradual transition to calorie counts on menus a restaurants, carry-outs, stores and fast-food stands. It included a rider, Section 735, in its USDA-FDA funding bill saying enforcement cannot occur until a year after Dec. 1, 2016, or a year after the FDA issues the final rule on menu labels.
White House opposes Congressional menu labeling bill
Two days ahead of a vote scheduled in the House, the administration announced its opposition to a "common sense" menu labeling bill sponsored by the fourth-ranking Republican leader, Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
House votes to delay menu-labeling provision in Obamacare
In "yet another fight over Obamacare," the House passed a bill "to weaken an Obama administration regulation to require nutrition information on restaurant menus," reports The Hill newspaper.
GMO pre-emption out, COOL repeal in omnibus bill
The long fight over labeling GMO food will continue into the new year despite a last-ditch push by the food industry for Congress to pre-empt state label laws.
Restaurant trade group to sue over New York salt warning
The National Restaurant Association plans to sue New York City's health department to block a requirement that restaurant chains put warning symbols on their menus to alert customers to foods that contain high amounts of salt, reports Capital New York.
FDA issues rules for calorie counts on hot food
The government issued two regulations that require calories to be listed on menus in chain restaurants and similar outlets that sell prepared food and for vending-machine food.
Restaurant chains cut calories 12 percent in new menu items
A survey of menus at the 66 largest U.S. restaurant chains found a new items on the menu contain 12 percent fewer calories, says a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.