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Calorie Labeling Law Overturned

New York's fast food restaurants can now ignore a city law requiring fast food establishments to post calories counts on menu boards in restaurants as it has been overturned.

U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell ruled that the city had the power to require nutritional labeling, but the regulation at issue was pre-empted by a 1990 federal law that established nutritional labeling in the first place, which sets out guidelines for voluntary presentations of nutritional information, such as on tray papers or on Web sites.

Interesting turn of events and bravo to all those establishments that immediately complied. Personally, I was all for the calorie posting law. Sure in 1990, it was not mandatory, but was 30% of the country obese then?


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