Wednesday, April 16, 2008

NY Calorie Posting Law Upheld

In a decision released today, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York upheld the constitutionality of New York City’s calorie-posting requirement for certain restaurants. The Court ruled that the federal Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 does not pre-empt the city’s regulation, and it held that the posting requirement does not violate the free speech rights of New York State Restaurant Association members. For the complete ruling: http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/Calorie%20decision.pdf.

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