The U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially delayed its enforcement of the menu labeling regulations part of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010.

The rule, which requires restaurants and other venues, including retailers that serve prepared food, to post calorie information for standard menu items, was supposed to be enforced starting December 1 but was pushed back in a spending bill.

The decision became official on March 9. Rules were published in 2014 but the FDA is still collecting data and hasn’t announced a final formalized guidance yet. Enforcement will take place one year after the guidance is issued to give affected businesses time to comply.

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