Tim Hortons menu board
A number of states and localities have passed menu labeling regulations that predate the 2010 health care law. Restaurants in New York City, like this Tim Hortons, have had to post calorie counts since 2008.

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The federal mandate that chain restaurants post calorie information on menus and menu boards can be found among the 19,000 pages that make up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The details of that mandate are still coming into view, however. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued preliminary guidelines in 2011, final rules have been delayed by continued sparring between supporters and opponents, and the logistical complexities of complianc

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