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washington — consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again.new government rules to help people find out how many calories are in their restaurant meals are set to go into effect this week after years of delays. but they could be pushed back again if grocery stores, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains get their way.originally passed as part of the health care overhaul in 2010, the law requires restaurants and other establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus, menu boards and displays. the delays have come as those businesses that never wanted to be part of the law say it is burdensome and have fiercely lobbied against it.facing a may 5 compliance deadline set by the food and drug administration last year, those groups are eyeing a massive spending bill that congress will have to pass in the next week to keep the government open. they’re hoping to either delay the menu labeling rules again or include legislation in the larger bill that would revise the law and make it easier for some businesses ......

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