New FDA Menu Labeling Requirements

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central 

In partnership with and organized by the IFT Washington DC Section, this webcast is an opportunity for food industry professionals to hear directly from FDA on the proposed labeling requirements for restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines, and ask questions prior to the comment deadline on June 6, 2011.

The complexities of menu labeling became very clear following the release (in August 2010) and subsequent withdrawal (January 2011) of a draft menu labeling guidance by FDA. The agency withdrew the draft guidance based in part on comments by industry, and has proceeded to a full notice and comment rulemaking to better address the needs of the public and industry.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history of the guidance put forth by FDA and current requirements proposed under Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  • Ask questions to FDA regarding the proposed rule

Jessica Leighton, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Advisor for Science in the Office of the Commissioner/Office of Foods at FDA will present an overview of the proposed rule and answer questions from the webcast and live audience.

This webcast will be moderated by Anthony T. Pavel, Partner, K&L Gates, and broadcast live with the IFT Washington DC Section Meeting attendees.

Links to the proposed rule, additional background, and the electronic docket to submit comments may be found here:

Intended Audience(s): Product Developers, Company Management, Sales & Marketing Personnel, Plant Production Personnel, Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors, Food Safety Specialists, Product manufacturers, Research Staff, Regulators, Academics, Students
Learning Level(s): Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Non-Member Registration Fee: $145
Member Registration Fee: $95
Student Registration Fee: $49
Presentation Date: 05/17/11 1:00 PM
Duration: 90 Minutes


Jessica Leighton, Ph.d., MPH
Sr Advisor for Science
FDA Assc. Comm. Regulatory

Dan Roehl
Pub Affairs Spec
Nat'l Restaurant Assoc

Anthony T Pavel Jr
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius