Let Walsh Nutrition Group, Inc., help you with your food or menus nutrient analysis labeling project requirements.
The menu labeling deadline is right around the corner! Restaurants with 20 or more locations need to include calorie information on menus and provide additional nutrition information upon request by December 1, 2015. This includes the following establishments:
- Sit-down and fast-food restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurant-type foods in certain grocery and convenience stores.
- Take-out and delivery foods, such as pizza.
- Foods purchased at drive-through windows.
- Foods that you serve yourself from a salad or hot-food bar.
- Alcoholic drinks such as cocktails when they appear on menus.
- Foods at places of entertainment, such as movie theaters.
The FDA is also requiring operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines to disclose calorie information for food sold from vending machines, subject to certain exemptions by December 1, 2016 for covered vending machine operators to comply with the requirements.
Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. Posting calorie information helps consumers make informed choices for themselves and their families and can help them lead more healthful and balanced lives.
Why is nutrient analysis so important?
- To comply with regulations Menu and Vending Machines Labeling Requirements that restaurants with 20 ore more locations or operators of more than 20 vending machines Calorie Labeling for Vending Machines provide calorie information and additional information upon request to consumers.
- To provide nutrient content of food for those following tailored diets devised and monitored by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to treat medical conditions and their associated symptoms.
- To market recipes and menus using nutrient content claims to assist consumers in food selection and to help with product placement.
- To disclose nutrition information in cookbooks, magazines, and other publications.
- To obtain camera-ready and FDA compliant labels for your products.