American Pizza Community Applauds USFDA For Decision to Postpone Menu Labeling Implementation

Washington, DC - May 2, 2017

“The American Pizza Community welcomes the important step by the Food and Drug Administration toward applying common sense to federal menu labeling regulations. 

This has been a long journey of working together with policy makers like Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. Roy Blunt, who have been and continue to be champions for small businesses everywhere.  We thank them for their leadership to work towards a bipartisan and common sense approach to menu labeling.

The previous approach threatened to impose excessive burdens on thousands of small businesses without achieving meaningful improvements in educating consumers. 

The American Pizza Community commends the Administration’s decision to extend the compliance date to May 7, 2018 and its request to collect comments for reducing the regulatory burden and increasing flexibility in implementation methods.  

We support menu labeling and look forward to working with policy makers to implement a permanent solution that provides consumers with information and enables small business owners to comply with flexibility while continuing to thrive and create jobs.”

The pizza industry contributes nearly 1 million jobs to the nation’s economy bringing employment to communities across the country through hourly employees, delivery drivers, supply vendors, and local store owners and operators.