Menu labeling might lose congressional backing before it starts

May 15, 2017

If the mood at one of the final sessions of last week’s Food Safety Summit near Chicago said anything, it said federal menu labeling might be “A Bridge Too Far.”

Panelists acknowledged they thought about canceling the session after the Food and Drug Administration opted to again delay enforcement of the regulations, this time for a full year.

For panelist Al Baroudi, vice president for quality assurance and food safety for The Cheesecake Factory Inc., moving the enforcement date forward by another year meant there were decisions to make. Baroudi agreed to go ahead with the Summit session, but he