Industry News for May 3, 2017
Menu Labeling Rule Delayed
This week, the FDA released a notice that extends compliance and enforcement of the menu labeling rule until May 7, 2018. FDA enforcement of the menu labeling rule was expected to begin on May 5, 2017. The delay is good news for convenience store owners as it allows more time for Congress or the Administration to correct the onerous requirements.
In the interim rule, FDA explains the delay “enable[s] 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.” The delay of the rule is consistent with the executive orders that the President has released that are designed to reduce regulatory burdens.