The FDA recently delayed implementation of menu labeling by a year, and may weaken how calories are labeled or make them harder to find, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
You have a limited time to oppose this year-long delay—until Aug. 2, 2017.
1. Copy the model comment below. This comment was adapted by Salud America! from CSPI.
For the health of Latino and all families, I strongly support immediate implementation of menu labeling in chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, movie theaters, and other food establishments. Latino families in particular face less access to healthy food options and struggle with higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and certain diseases than non-Latinos, according to research by Salud America!. Menu labeling can help these families make healthier eating choices through clear, easy-to-use nutrition information at the point of ordering. I oppose any delay or weakening of the menu labeling rules and urge the FDA to revoke the one-year delay for compliance.
2. Go here and paste the model comment (you can also tweak the comment further).
In early July 2017, FDA extended its original deadline for public comments (July 3) to Aug. 2, 2017.
Before the extension, supporters of Salud America! has already submitted 10% of the 1,126 comments the FDA received through July 3 about their one-year menu labeling delay.
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