House Seeks Delay of Menu-Labeling Rule

House lawmakers want to delay implementation of a controversial federal rule that will force restaurants to label menus with nutritional information.

The one-year delay was inserted into a funding bill for the Food and Drug Administration released by the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. The rule is expected to go into effect Dec. 1.

The rule, announced in 2014, calls on chain restaurants and restaurant-type establishments to show calories for menu items. Take-out and delivery restaurants will be affected, and so will bakeries, coffee shops and pizzerias, as will eateries in supermarkets.