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Restaurants Gain Extension For Calorie Counts On Menus

Chain restaurants and pizzerias have gained a delay in the implementation of a rule requiring calorie counts on menus.
Chain restaurants and pizzerias have gained a delay in the implementation of a rule requiring calorie counts on menus. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- National chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizzerias have gained another year to post calorie counts on their menus, The New York Times reports.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed the rule in November, but companies complained they were not given enough time, according to the Times.

Consumer advocates, however, said this is a setback in their efforts to advance the cause of public health, the Times reports.

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