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Fast Facts on Sodium: The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that Americans consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day, especially for people with heart disease or high blood pressure The average American eats 3,400 mg of […]

Trimming the Fat

By Claire Willis, Director of Culinary Nutritionists  In June, the Food and Drug Administration banned artificial trans fat from foods by no longer classifying them as “generally recognized as safe.” This is a term given to ingredients that have been pre-approved by the FDA and can be used quite freely in food production. Once the ban officially […]

Menu Labeling Pushed out a Year...2016

I have been hearing the rumblings since early May that this might come to pass but today it is official.  Menu Labeling is now set to be mandated to begin on December 1 2016.  One year after the previous 2015 deadline. Here is the piece on the FDA’s website. READ This will allow some fine […]

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making the foodservice industry scratch their heads over a question we never believed would be disputed: what constitutes a menu?  This question was served alongside the Thanksgiving turkey as the end of November greeted the industry with new regulations for menu labeling.  Within these regulations, the superstar […]

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The restaurant industry has a fair amount of uncertainty, but menu labeling and its requirements may be one of the most ambiguous challenges operators have faced in recent years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released final regulations in 2014 that will be enforced December 1, 2015. Menu labeling triply challenges pizza operators. First, pizzeria […]

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Christmas came early this year! 4 years, 8 months and 2 days (but who’s counting) after the Affordable Healthcare Act was signed into law, the final regulations for menu labeling arrived on November 25th. As of December 1, 2015 all restaurants and similar establishments with more than 20 locations will need to comply with the […]