How Many Calories in That? New York City Delays Enforcing Labeling Rules
New York City on Friday agreed to postpone enforcement of a rule requiring restaurants, convenience stores and other establishments to post calorie counts for prepared food. The move came in response to an industry lawsuit that was supported by the federal government.
The city said that it would wait to enforce the calorie posting rules until May, when the Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to put its own rules on calorie labeling into effect.
The federal rules were required by Congress in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, but the Food and Drug Administration repeatedly delayed their implementation. . .