Statement of CSPI Vice President for Nutrition Margo G. Wootan

With the draft guidance it issued today, the Food and Drug Administration has answered industry questions about how to comply with the menu labeling rule.  Supermarkets, convenience stores, movie theaters, and restaurants should have the answers they need in time to post nutrition information before next May, as the administration has promised.  This is an important and necessary step forward.    Consumers need and want calorie information when they eat out and this is a positive sign that FDA will work with industry to give consumers that information.