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Advocacy Groups Sue to Block Early Calorie Info Compliance

July 17, 2017

QSR Magazine,

July 14, 2017-

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), New York Association of Convenience Stores, and the Restaurant Law Center filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to stop New York City from prematurely enforcing rules requiring calorie and nutrient information prior to a May 2018 compliance date established by the FDA. The lawsuit claims that New York’s premature enforcement is preempted by federal law.

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is deferring enforcement of nationwide menu labeling rules until May 2018, in order to respond to serious industry concerns regarding implementation and to consider possible amendments to alleviate the costs of the rule FDA published rules requiring calorie disclosures on menus in 2014, but has decided to delay them in order to work through problems with those rules.

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