FDA Sued Over Nutrition Labeling Rule Delay

By Jeff Overley (June 7, 2017, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration acted unlawfully by issuing a one-year delay of an Affordable Care Act policy requiring chain restaurants and food sellers to disclose nutritional information, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in D.C. federal court.

The complaint, which pertains to a delay enacted last month, was filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the National Consumers League. It asserts that the last-minute delay — announced just before an expected compliance deadline last month — didn't help industry avoid compliance costs and so didn't qualify for a "good cause" exception from notice-and-comment provisions of...

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