The U.S. FDA has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines on December 1st 2015.
1- 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.
2- Vending machine final rule – Requires operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines to disclose calorie information for food sold from vending machines, subject to certain exemptions.
NPA Laboratories’ Menu food labeling testing laboratory services offer the restaurant menu nutrition food labeling analysis in compliance with FDA regulatory as follows
Calories – Food calories information in each food menu item
Calories from Fat