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NYSRA makes it case against menu labeling

NEW YORK The New York State Restaurant Association engaged in the second round of its legal challenge to the city’s controversial menu labeling law on Thursday, arguing that New York City officials are pre-empted from mandating on-menu calorie disclosures. Only the U.S. Food and Drug Administration possesses that power, NYSRA’s attorneys maintained.

The association also contended that the measure would violate First Amendment protections against forced speech.

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