King County eases up on menu-labeling rules

SEATTLE King County chain operators will have more flexibility and time to post nutrition data in their restaurants under a deal forged between the county Board of Health and the Washington Restaurant Association.

The rules, adopted by the board on Wednesday, soften menu-labeling requirements passed last year that would have taken effect this August. Operators now have until Jan. 1, 2009, to comply.

The earlier rules required chain restaurants to post

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