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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Constituent Update

FDA to Hold Public Workshop in Oakland, CA to Discuss Menu Labeling

September 15, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the third in a series of public workshops about menu labeling to help industry comply with requirements to provide calorie and other nutrition information to consumers. This last workshop will take place November 16-17, 2016, in Oakland, CA, and will address the menu labeling final rule – Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments. Federal law and FDA regulations require certain chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments to give consumers nutrition information on standard menu items. The compliance date for these requirements is May 5, 2017.

The purpose of this workshop is to further the dialogue with industry about implementation of the menu labeling final rule and provide additional clarity on the requirements. Interested parties will have the opportunity to discuss specific menu labeling questions and concerns directly with FDA subject matter experts through pre-scheduled consultation sessions.

Event Information

November 16-17, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Oakland, California

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland Airport

77 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621

Day One – November 16, 2016

AM: Slide presentation on menu labeling requirements

PM:  Consultation sessions (pre-registration required) with FDA staff to discuss specific questions and concerns about the menu labeling requirements.

Day Two – November 17, 2016

All day:  Consultation sessions with FDA staff (pre-registration required).

Please note that the deadline for advance registration and to request special accommodations due to a disability is November 9, 2016.

Workshop attendees are encouraged to register online to attend the meeting in person. Attendees may also request a consultation session with FDA subject matter experts. The number of these sessions is limited, so early registration is recommended to facilitate planning of the sessions and due to limited seating.

For questions about registering for the meetings or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact Cindy de Sales, The Event Planning Group, 8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 801, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone: 240-316-3207; Fax: 240-652-6002; Email: rsvp@tepgevents.com.

For general information about the public meetings, contact Loretta A. Carey, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-820), Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740; Phone: 240-402-2371.

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