Food and Drug Administration

Consumer, Public Health Groups Ask FDA to Hold Third Party Platforms Accountable on Menu Labeling

CFA joined other consumer and public health groups in the following letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking that the agency issue guidance to clarify that calorie counts and other menu labeling requirements, which are applicable to chain restaurants, also apply to third-party platforms such as DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats when facilitating the purchase of food from those restaurants. During the COVID-19 pandemic, use of third party services for on-line ordering has soared, but many restaurants and platforms fail to consistently provide nutrition information on the menus that consumers see when using the services. The groups’ letter explains why the law already requires third party platforms to comply with menu labeling rules, and urges FDA to take action.