The consumer advisory consists of two written parts: a reminder and a disclosure.

The goal of the reminder is to inform consumers of the increased risk of foodborne illness from eating raw- or undercooked animal food products. A written reminder statement maybe placed anywhere on the menu, or by other written means (e.g., placard or table tent). The goal of the disclosure is to identify the specific menu items that carry an increased risk of foodborne illness. Symbols or marks on the menu are used to disclose animal food products that are raw or undercooked.