NYC officials discount dismissal of menu rule

NEW YORK The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene characterized yesterday's federal court dismissal of the agency's controversial menu-labeling rule as a temporary setback that would keep calorie information off local menus for just "a few months."

"The health department is considering all legal and regulatory options," the agency said, asserting in a statement that the law was dismissed on a "technicality."

The reaction suggests that the

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