May 19, 2017-
Springtime in New York just got a whole lot more interesting. Forget the federal government, the Big Apple announced Thursday that it plans to enforce the same calorie-labeling laws recently delayed (again) by the Food and Drug Administration.Starting May 22, the Departments of Health and Consumer Affairs will begin educating businesses during regular inspections in New York.
Come August 21, both agencies will take the gloves off and start issuing notices of violation subject to fines for not complying. Chain restaurants and food retailers will have to fork up between $200—$600 in fines. The National Restaurant Association responded Friday. Not surprisingly, the organization has some concerns with New York’s initiative.