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The [federal] Food and Drug Administration is pushing back enforcement of menu labeling requirements for chain restaurants and retailers from the scheduled start day of May 5, according to a group lobbying for a delay.Go here for details of the FDA requirement.
NACS, an association for convenience stores and gas stations, said the FDA revealed its intent to postpone the rules in a government filing that has yet to be made public on a broad basis. The group did not say when the FDA intends to start enforcement, or why it decided on the delay. NACS' assessment could not be confirmed.
The documents it cited are listed as not yet published on government websites. The trade group was the only party reporting a delay, as of this posting.
The mandate for chain restaurants to reveal nutritional information on their menu boards is part of the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare]. ... Menu labeling, as spelled out in the ACA, is favored by the National Restaurant Association and other industry groups as a preferable alternative to a hodgepodge of local and state nutrition disclosure requirements.
|One of the now-required Utah signs (photo provided)|
SALT LAKE CITY -- Coming soon to Utah restaurants that serve alcohol: Signs that say they are not bars. And coming soon to Utah bars: Signs that say they are not restaurants.Go here for another version of the story.
The state alcohol commission approved the signs Tuesday to comply with a new state law requiring those establishments to clearly tell customers what they are. ...
Utah might be the first state in the country to require such signs. The requirement was included in omnibus liquor legislation, HB442, that state lawmakers approved earlier this year. The sign provision takes effect May 9.
The bill also gives restaurants the option to remove the so-called "Zion Curtain" that shields liquor dispensing from diners, though they would have to put up a 42-inch high partition or create a 10-foot buffer zone around the bar area instead.
|Today's ribbon cutting at Rare (photo provided)|
|Brothers Isa (left) and Bishir Ali in front of their newest restaurant.|
|Site of proposed brewery/brewpub at Congress St. and Pawling Ave. (Photo by Google Earth)|
|A rough outline of a proposed beverage trail|