Coming Soon…Menu Labeling!

people eating in restaurantAfter years of political wrangling, menu labeling will finally begin December 1 of this year. All restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations must provide calorie information on menus and menu boards. This includes food facilities in entertainment venue chains such as movie theaters and amusement parks, and also alcoholic beverages served in the covered food establishments and listed on the menu. Consumers, as noted on menus and menu boards, must also be provided, upon request, written nutrition information about total calories, total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars and protein. The menu labeling mandate is a part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care). READ MORE