FDA backs NYC in calorie-count dispute
June 15, 2008
USA Today: The Food and Drug Administration believes the New York City has a right to force chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menu boards, a government lawyer told a federal appeals court June 12, but the court has not decided whether it agrees.
The city will begin issuing fines July 18, although Judge Rosemary Pooler, of the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals in Manhattan, questioned the wisdom of doing so in the event she and two other judges rule against the city.
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