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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AG57 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments 
Abstract: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing regulations to establish requirements for nutrition labeling of standard menu items in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments. FDA is also proposing the terms and conditions for restaurants and similar retail food establishments registering to voluntarily be subject to the requirements of section 4205. FDA is taking this action to carry out section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Affordable Care Act" or "ACA"), which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 21 USC 343    21 USC 371   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Proposed rule to be published 1 year after enactment.  03/23/2011 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/06/2011  76 FR 19192   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/06/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Geraldine A. June
Supervisor, Product Evaluation and Labeling Team
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
(HFS-822), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, (HFS-820), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway,
College Park, MD 20740
Phone:240 402-1802
Fax:301 436-2636