WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR GROWING RESTAURANTS SYSTEMS?
An often overlooked section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is Menu Labeling, yet restaurateurs need to read the fine print. Restaurants with 20 or more locations nationwide doing business under the same name – whether under common ownership or franchised – who offer substantially similar “restaurant-type food”, will be required by law as of Dec. 1 to disclose specific nutritional information about the food items offered. While the law was passed in 2010 and certain restaurants have already voluntarily complied, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will begin enforcing the new rules on Dec. 1, 2016.
In March, the FDA published a guidance memorandum to restaurant owners, franchisors and franchisees as a roadmap to comply with the new rules though many industry professionals are still wrestling with questions. Here are a few key aspects of the new rules, including who they will impact and how to incorporate the rules into day-to-day business.
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