04.27.17

Murray Blasts Administration Action to Deny Consumers, Families Access to Clear Nutritional Information

FDA to delay existing rule on menu labeling requirements, two weeks before it was scheduled to take effect  

 

Murray had been actively working with the Obama Administration to finalize guidance—LINK

 

(Washington, D.C.) —Today, Senator Patty Murray, (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) issuance of an interim rule that will delay its final rule on menu labeling requirements, scheduled to take effect on May 5.

 

“The tactic to delay this rule is disappointing and a clear step in the wrong direction in our efforts to ensure that families have access to adequate, clear information needed to make informed choices about the food they buy and eat,” said Senator Murray. “The Administration should reverse course and finalize these labeling requirements, which have been delayed year after year.”

 

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