FDA Proposes Calorie Labeling Law

After issuing and then recalling its earlier draft guidance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed regulations that will require calorie labeling for all items listed on menus and menu boards in restaurants and retail food establishments with 20 or more locations.

WASHINGTON — After issuing and then recalling its earlier draft guidance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed regulations that will require calorie labeling for all items listed on menus and menu boards in restaurants and retail food establishments with 20 or more locations.

"Americans now consume about one-third of their total calories on foods prepared outside the home," said FDA Commissioner