Many industry groups and retailers were pleased to see The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (introduced to the House Energy and Commerce Committee in January) pass a Committee vote with bipartisan support. The HR772 bill will now be advanced for a full House vote and has the support from industry groups such as NACS, NAG and FMI. The bill looks to amend the FDA Menu Labeling mandate with easements such as the interpretation of serving size language that is considered too restrictive.
The bill still must make it through a full House vote, and then pass through the Senate as well. With no vote to repeal the ACA, the FDA Menu Labeling mandate continues to be the law of the land and retailers will continue to work towards compliance.