Denver-Based Company Positioned to Help Restaurant Chains Comply with FDA’s New, Time-Sensitive Labeling Requirements



Denver-Based Company Positioned to Help Restaurant Chains Comply with FDA's New, Time-Sensitive Labeling Requirements

On The Menu, a nutrition consulting company to leading restaurant and food manufacturers, is uniquely positioned to ensure the nutrient data of chain restaurants meets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new labeling requirements for menus and menu boards. The recently released FDA calorie and nutrition labeling rules require retail food establishments with 20 or more locations to clearly and conspicuously post the calorie content of food and beverages. In addition to calories, restaurants also must have nutrient data to supply their customers upon request. The deadline for compliance is December 1, 2015.

At the forefront of nutrition analysis and menu labeling for over a decade, On The Menu has increased its capacity in anticipation of the FDA’s ruling. According to Rebekah Spetnagel, lead registered dietitian and founding partner, On The Menu has spent the last several years preparing for the FDA’s final ruling.

“FDA’s new nutritional requirements are not a surprise to us or our clients, who we work closely with to ensure they are fully compliant with their nutrition information and ready to best serve their customers,” says Spetnagel, whose company provides nutrition-labeling services to a wide-range of clients, including Bob Evans Farms, LLC, Jimmy Johns, LLC, AMC Burger, Inc., American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, and Peter Piper [Pizza], Inc.

Senior Manager of Food Safety and Quality at Bob Evans Farms, LLC, Bill Oda, says, “We consider On The Menu our primary resource for nutritional analysis and menu labeling information. They have provided Bob Evans Farms, LLC with nutritional information that is both calculated and set up according to our individual menu needs.”

For more information on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s menu and vending machine labeling requirements, go to http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm217762.htm.

About On The Menu (www.otmenu.com)

Established in 2004, On The Menu, a leading restaurant and food manufacturer consulting firm, provides nutrition analysis, menu labeling, Nutrition Facts food labels, allergen and gluten identification to a wide-range of clients nationwide. The company was founded by Rebekah Spetnagel and Julie Bush, and is based in Denver, CO. For more information, contact On The Menu at info@otmenu.com or 303-757-1333.