FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Menu Labeling

May 23, 2011

By Susan J. Matthees

FDA is extending the deadline for comments to the proposed rule on menu labeling from June 6 to July 5, 2011 (see our previous post here).  FDA states in a notice to be published in the Federal Register on May 24th that the Agency received several requests to extend the deadline.  The requests were for a variety of reasons, including a need to assess the effect of the proposal on industry, a desire for consumer research, and the complexity of the proposed rule.  FDA believes the 30-day extension will provide enough time for interested parties to respond.