Cost of Menu Labeling
In March 2010, Congress passed a national law requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, and similar food service establishments with 20 or more outlets to list calories on menus, menu boards, and for food on display [21 U.S.C. 343(q)(5)(H)]. The FDA has finalized menu labeling regulations, which go into effect December 1, 2016. Many states and localities have already implemented menu labeling laws, and restaurants have not experienced burdensome costs or negative effects on business.