Following European INCO regulations, these new FDA rules are aligned with consumers' health concerns. New food service labeling will provide consumers with more nutritional information about food and beverage they consume in restaurants. The menu labeling regulation also requires food chains to provide nutrition information about total calories, total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans-fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars and protein. These new rules will help consumers make smart, healthy food choices for themselves and for their families.
Margo G. Wootan, nutrition policy director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest explained that menu labeling is “the biggest advance in providing nutrition information to consumers since the law that required Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods was implemented 20 years ago”.