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New menu labeling rules released by FDA

The FDA issued final menu labeling requirements for restaurants part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, and offering for sale substantially the same menu items. The rule requires restaurants to provide calories on the menu and make other nutrition information available on request. The law takes effect December 1, 2016. See Industry Q&A on menu labeling.

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Ebola and the hospitality industry

While there is growing concern about the potential spread of the virus here in the U.S., it is important to underscore that the dangers of a serious outbreak in this country remain very low. However, the health, safety and security of guests, customers and team members is paramount. AH&LA and NRA have provided a number of resources on Ebola and measures hotels and restaurants can take to be better prepared. Download the Ebola Fact Sheet for more information.

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Partially Hydrogenated Oils on the Way Out?

In November, various news outlets announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would soon ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which are the primary source of industrially produced trans fatty acids, or trans fats.

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ESP Provides Nutrition and Menu-Labeling Services to Members

FoodCalc®, makers of an online tool, MenuCalc, instantly calculates the nutritional profile of recipes. MenuCalc will provide ORLA members with an exclusive discount of 10 percent for nutrition analysis and regulatory compliance services.

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