All Blog Posts Tagged 'legislation' (11)


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When Food is Dangerous: Hidden Legal Risks on Menus

Every restaurant knows that food can be dangerous. If a chef uses adulterated chicken in a Waldorf salad, he risks his patrons’ health and his restaurant’s reputation. The food a restaurant serves can create less obvious legal risks. Many states regulate offering specific foods, and there is little consistency from state to state. New regulations pop up based on trade association lobbying efforts or the whims of local politicians. The result is a morass of legal regulations that affects…

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Added by Kyle-Beth Hilfer on April 4, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments


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Decoded: the National Menu Labeling Law

By now you have probably read headline after headline announcing the FDA’s release of proposed guidelines for calorie labeling in restaurants and vending machines.  But what does it all mean?  The document itself is 138 pages, but all you want are some answers to some very standard questions, right?  What rules have actually been enacted?  What types of establishments will be included?  When will this all be enforced?

These questions have flooded the FoodCALC office since the FDA’s…

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on April 20, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Special Update: FDA Guidelines on Menu Labeling DELAYED

I'm not sure how many of you out there are affected by menu labeling laws, or follow the news about them.  If you ever read my blog you know that keeping the industry up to date with the latest information in menu labeling is very important to me (sarcastic tone: wow, what a fascinating passion).  

 

For the past year we have been waiting on the FDA to release the final version of…

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on March 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Not Quite Time for Change II

In October 2009 I posted the first Not Quite Time for Change Blog about the menu labeling bill in New York City, and the lack of results in healthier ordering to come from it.  I have similar findings to report form you from King County Washington’s menu labeling bill.

 

The King County Menu Labeling Law has been in effect for over a year now,…

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on January 26, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments


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Setting the Record Straight: What’s going on with the National Menu Labeling Law?

Settingthe Record Straight:  What’s going on with the National Menu Labeling Law?

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on January 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment


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The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

This legislation uses the food provisions of H.R. 759, the Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2009, as it's foundation.





An article posted on FoodserviceDashboard discusses the finer points and mentions the $1000.00 fee as problematic for smaller businesses/farms.





I agree.





It seems to me that… Continue

Added by Paul Green on May 30, 2009 at 7:28am — No Comments

What color is the sky in their world?

As you probably guessed, writing is only my day job. At night I dabble in space-alien detection and attempts to communicate with beings not of this reality. Or, to use the clinical term, anti-restaurant pressure groups.



Rod Serling would’ve hurt his hand high-fiving Agent Mulder over recent flashes of paranormal activity. Wednesday, for instance, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals showed once again why they’re really lizard people about to tear off their fake human… Continue

Added by Peter Romeo on March 13, 2009 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Menu labeling update

A few more words on the menu-labeling controversy - I'm beginning to understand that it's not necessarily about the cost associated with compliance, but more the manner in which the labeling is carried out, the difficulty in providing consistently accurate food content information across the board and the risk of frivolous lawsuits as a result of innocent errors in calculation.



As noted by a friend in the industry, any… Continue

Added by Dani on March 11, 2009 at 11:28am — 3 Comments

A concern with a bullet. Literally.

The kooks trying to foist a new danger on restaurant staffs and guests can at least plead they’re not the craziest buckaroos on the planet. No, the choicest padded cells have to be reserved for the lawmakers who’re playing along.



They’re caving to the argument that the personal safety afforded by a loaded handgun should not have to end at the entrance of a restaurant, be it a Chuck E. Cheese’s or a sports bar where the liquor flows.



The fanatics pushing that contention may… Continue

Added by Peter Romeo on February 13, 2009 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Calif. Trans Fat Ban: State vs. Feds

It appears the Governator and Calif. Assemblyman Tony Mendoza (Dem.) are celebrating the victory of the legislation banning trans fat. This past Friday, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the law into action, making California the first in the U.S. to take statewide action with regard to this issue.



The legislation, proposed by Mendoza, goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2010 and "will ban restaurants, bakeries and other retail food establishments from using oil, margarine and shortening containing… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on July 28, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Miss. bill would make it illegal to feed the obese

Anyone heard about this piece of legislation?



Found this little gem at nrn.com (Nation's Restaurant News)...yeesh!



(To be fair, I read another article on the topic that said the bill was introduced with absolutely no intention of passing it, but to bring attention to the obesity problem in Mississippi. Still...)







JACKSON ,… Continue

Added by Restaurant Guru on February 5, 2008 at 1:27pm — 3 Comments

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