06 May FDA Proposal for Restaurants Food Labeling is Far Reaching
This article from Nixon Peabody in their Franchise Law Alert, outlines key components of proposed food labeling regulations by the FDA.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed regulations to implement calorie labeling requirement for menus, menu boards, and drive-through menu boards in franchised restaurants and retail food establishments with 20 or more locations. The requirements would include vending machines. Considering that approximately 50% of restaurants are franchise operated, these proposed regulations if enacted, will impact franchisees.