According to a press release from the Food Marketing Institute on February 3rd, the Association will strongly support the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772/S. 261).
The legislation would allow the use of a menu or menu board in prepared foods areas, declassifies advertisements and marketing materials as “menus” and allows the use of a website to comply with the FDA nutritional labeling requirements which would be onerous for both restaurants and supermarkets.
The Food and Drug Administration was inflexible in establishing a Final Rule on nutritional labeling and the proposed legislation would clarify many aspects neglected and deferred by the Agency to the benefit of both retailers and consumers.