restaurant menu nutritional labeling

The FDA started (in 2018) requiring restaurant chains, including franchises and other food establishment with 20 or more locations to provide nutritional facts for all of their food items. This was true for all establishments that food was served to be consumed on their location or to be eaten soon afterwards.

In order to satisfy these new laws, every location must display and/or provide to the customer the nutritional information for all of their menu items. This is limited to regular food and beverage items only.  They must state clearly that nutritional information is available upon request.

Today’s consumers are in the growing category of wanting nutritional facts information. Even if your business has less than 20 locations, a growing number of businesses are having nutritional facts available to their customers as a way of being transparent and client focused. The National Restaurant Association has stated that the trend now is to have nutritional facts information for all restaurants no matter what the size.

If you want to stay competitive, owners need to meet this new request. As your clients have a heightened awareness to what they eat and have growing dietary restrictions, having nutritional facts information available will allow you to keep and bring in new customers.

With PCAS as your trusted partner, we can help you meet these requirements. We have the background and knowledge to easily walk you through our process. We can provide nutritional data this accurate and affordable, making you compliant with the FDA. How to start?

The first thing you need to do is to do so we can determine the best way to provide you with a quote is the following:

  • Have a list of each of your regular menu items
  • We will need an ingredients list and recipe for each item
  • Send this in to us in your own format or use the restaurant recipe form on our website here

Once we review your information we can quickly provide you with a quote and estimated completion timing.  If you need help, no problem. Call or email us and we can help you through the process. If you have additional questions, we have qualified food scientist to help you all of your needs. Also, do not forget to ask us about our restaurant environmental monitoring programs. These monitoring programs help you with ensuring your customers and employees are eating in a clean environment.


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Fill out your lab information form

After we receive your payment, we’ll email you our Lab Product Information Form.
Please fill out the form and include it with your samples.

Ship your samples and form

You will need to ship 4oz of finished product to our lab.
FedEx or UPS / 1 or 2 day air
No glass containers, please.
If refrigerated, pack with cold packs.
Include your completed Lab Information Form.

We'll email your results

If you have chosen to purchase the label option, you’ll receive a lab report showing your results.
Your nutrition facts labels will be emailed to you in a file that you can download and print or incorporate them into your food label
Please allow 25 business days.