The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines. The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, offering for sale substantially the same menu items and offering for sale restaurant-type foods. Alcohol beverages are considered food items for the purposes of this rule. Further resources have been provided by FDA to assist in understanding these new requirements.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles