Ask Your U.S. Representatives to 'Vote Yes' on Legislation on the House Floor to Fix FDA Menu Labeling Rule
Please contact your Members of Congress to support the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R.2017) when it is considered on the House floor next week. The legislation was designed to address problems with FDA’s expansion of chain restaurant menu labeling regulations to grocery stores.
Please click on the "take action" button below to send an email to your Members of Congress. The link below will provide draft letters to your individual House delegation.
If you cannot access the links or need help finding out who to contact, please contact FMI’s Rob Rosado (202) 220-0642.
The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act would apply the FDA menu labeling regulations only to foods that are standardized across 20 or more locations; allow for use of a menu board in a prepared foods area instead of individually labeling each item; provide more flexibility in determining a “reasonable basis” for documenting nutritional info; allow for corrective actions prior to enforcement; provide some liability protections; and allow items that are normally ordered off-premises (pizza delivery and potentially catering) to have nutritional information posted online. The legislation does not exempt supermarkets or any other retailers with 20+ locations, but makes the menu labeling regulations much more workable in a grocery store setting.