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…Continue
Added by Kyle-Beth Hilfer on April 4, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on April 20, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on March 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Settingthe Record Straight: What’s going on with the National Menu Labeling Law?
Added by Paul Green on May 30, 2009 at 7:28am — No Comments
Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on July 28, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments