FDA's New Menu-Labeling Guidance Doesn't Quiet Critics

Law360, New York (November 7, 2017, 8:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday served up new guidance on how menus at chain restaurants and food stores can fulfill the Affordable Care Act's calorie-disclosure mandate, but a major industry group quickly deemed the effort stale and unsatisfying.

Tuesday's draft guidance applies to calorie disclosures that, starting in May, must be posted by restaurants and "similar retail food establishments" that belong to chains with 20 or more locations. It represents the latest effort in a drawn-out regulatory process marked by confusion and fears of consumer lawsuits.

"We've heard the concerns, took them to heart and are responding with...

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