The agency said:
Since the FDA issued the menu labeling final rule on Dec. 1, 2014, the agency has had extensive dialogue with chain restaurants, covered grocery stores and other covered businesses, and answered numerous questions on how the rule can be implemented in specific situations.
Industry, trade, and other associations, including the grocery industry, have asked for an additional year to comply with the menu labeling final rule, beyond the original December 2015 compliance date. The FDA agrees additional time is necessary for the agency to provide further clarifying guidance to help facilitate efficient compliance across all covered businesses and for covered establishments to come into compliance with the final rule.
The FDA is extending the compliance date for the menu labeling rule to Dec. 1, 2016, for those covered by the rule.