The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that two
rules requiring calorie information to be listed on menus and menu
boards in chain restaurants will not be enforced December 1, 2016, as
initially planned, but will instead be delayed until one year after final
guidance is issued. The announcement credits the omnibus appropriations
bill enacted December 18, 2015, as cause for the delay. The agency
is currently reviewing comments about related draft guidance issued in
September 2015. See FDA Statement, March 9, 2016.


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