August 31, 2010

FDA Open for Comment on Wider Carb Labeling

The FDA is in the rule making process for nutrition information on Menus. If you like I feel that carbohydrate information is valuable consider submitting a comment here. Now is the time to speak up to be heard. Public comment is open to September 7.

Carb counting is a key part of living with type 1. Well of any insulin user's life Type 1 or type 2. Taking some of the guess work out of carb counts on menus is valuable information that make that balance easier.

You can read there Questions and Answers Regarding Implementation of the Menu Labeling Provisions of Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 by clicking this link.

Much of the document deals with calories but paragraph C sub section 7 does list total carbohydrate as other nutrition information.


  1. Thanks for posting this, Bennet. Had no clue the FDA comment period was so close to ending, so will have to jump on getting one in during the next couple days this week. Also, have to write my own D-Blog on this one as I'd planned to but lost track of the timing. Thanks for letting us know!

  2. Thanks for posting this; I'm glad someone did it! I have been very busy at work this week, but will try to comment on the docket.

  3. I left a comment for the FDA about this. This is such a hot button issue for me. I hate it when I ask at a chain for nutritional data and they tell me it's on their website, but yet won't look it up for me. Grrr.