Restaurant Nutrition Labeling Deadline Extended
Steady but sure…
Restaurant labeling deadline to be extended. “In the Federal Register of December 30, 2016, we [FDA] stated that the compliance date for the final rule would be May 5, 2017. We are extending the compliance date to May 7, 2018. We are taking this action to enable us to consider how we might further reduce the regulatory burden or increase flexibility while continuing to achieve our regulatory objectives, in keeping with the Administration’s policies.”
When you read the May 4th 2017 Federal Register, you might think you have a reprieve and you do! But don’t lose sight, that you will eventually need to cross the finish line. You will need to provide your restaurant customers with nutritional information.
Marketers know consumers need good information to make informed decisions about their food and health. Take the reprieve to hone your systems. Start (if you haven’t already) providing nutritional information. Then just update your format when the final ruling goes into effect.