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Restaurant Menu Nutrition


Compliance Deadline May 7, 2018

On May 7, 2018, the FDA issued the final ruling on Restaurant Menu Nutrition disclosure requiring calorie and nutrition information on restaurant menus and menu boards. During this first year of compliance, the FDA will work with establishments to achieve the highest level of compliance.

The deadline to comply with this ruling was May 7, 2018.

Restaurant chains, franchises and other establishments selling restaurant type foods with 20 or more locations must now clearly provide nutrition and calorie information for menu items on their menus and menu boards. They must also clearly state that additional restaurant menu nutrition information is available upon request. This includes pizza, theater popcorn and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

With the deadline for compliance only a few months away, RL Food Testing Laboratory can help you comply quickly, easily, accurately and affordably. With a few simple steps, you can prepare you for compliance:

  1. Review your menu items
  2. Prepare your recipes for each item - use the RL Food Testing Laboratory recipe template to get started.
  3. Call us for assistance – we are happy to help!

RL Food Testing Laboratory will assist you in generating your calorie counts and nutrition fact information for menu labeling, provide any laboratory testing required for your recipes followed by a report which details the restaurant menu nutritional information required by the FDA ruling. Most of your recipes will not require laboratory testing, and we can help you determine which recipes do. We are your one-stop-shop for Restaurant Menu Labeling compliance. Why go anywhere else?

Fill out and submit the form for a FREE Restaurant Menu Nutrition Consultation, and an RL Food Testing expert will contact you in 24-48 hours to begin the process with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Are my recipes safe from public use and view?
Your recipes are safe with us! All clients receive a declaration of confidentiality of their proprietary information in our Statement of Work.
Do all states require menu nutrition information for the public?
The FDA ruling is a Federally mandated law. Check with your local and state laws for details that would affect or change the FDA requirements.
How do you charge for items such as pizza when there is a base ingredient such as dough and other items are added?
Every menu and menu board represent a different requirement. Contact us for a free consultation on what your specific menu might require. Pricing is based on a combination of factors and a quote can be provided once we fully understand the individual items on your menu.