New York Menu Labeling Law Questioned In Court

Aug. 16, 2017

As part of the Affordable Care Act, restaurants, convenience stores and other establishments selling prepared food were asked to add calorie counts to menus. The Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly pushed back the deadline and enforcement of this menu labeling requirement. New York City decided to go ahead and start enforcing the law, which is being questioned by a number of trade organizations, according to The New York Times. In the lawsuit, its being argued that the "federal law pre-empted the city labeling law," meaning that the city can no legally enforce its labeling law despite the delay of the federal law. A federal judge will hold a hearing in Manhattan on the subject.