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NYC Calorie Count Law Heads to Federal Court Friday

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By    |   Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:28 PM

The Food and Drug Administration and New York City restaurant and convenience store organizations are headed to federal court Friday to try to overturn a law requiring calorie counts on menus for certain eateries, The Wall Street Journal reported.

New York City became the first in the nation in 2008 to mandate calorie counts in restaurants; current provisions also require chains with 15 or more stores to also provide calorie counts and nutritional information on their products.

In July, New York City was sued by an industry group after the law was changed to include calorie counts for prepared foods like hot dogs and salads sold at convenience and grocers. The new updates to the city code aimed to comply with new federal regulations that were supposed to take effect, but the Trump administration postponed the changes for a year, the Journal reported.

The FDA entered the legal fray earlier this month after filing papers in support of the restaurant and convenience store organizations.

"If hundreds of different municipalities set their own rules, it would lead to added costs and confusion that would ultimately disadvantage consumers. That is why Congress created a single, national system," one unnamed official told the Journal.

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The Food and Drug Administration and New York City restaurant and convenience store organizations are headed to federal court Friday to try to overturn a law requiring calorie counts on menus for certain eateries, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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