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Supermarkets cry foul as FDA proposes new food labeling rule under ObamaCare
Fox News ^ | 2/6/13 | Shannon Bream

Posted on 02/06/2013 7:37:01 PM PST by Nachum

If the Food and Drug Administration gets its way, your trip to the grocery store could get a tad pricier. Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners -- to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone. (Snip) The rule stems from an ObamaCare mandate that restaurants provide nutrition information on menus. Most in the restaurant industry were supportive of the idea, but when the FDA decided to extend the provision to also affect thousands of supermarkets

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bullystate; fda; obamacare; supermarkets
I guess this might fall under Agenda 21
1 posted on 02/06/2013 7:37:09 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 02/06/2013 7:38:58 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I’m growing awfully weary of this sh*t!


3 posted on 02/06/2013 7:39:12 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: basil

It has only begun.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 7:45:55 PM PST by sport
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To: Nachum

No problem. Enact a law prohibiting the cost from being passed along. Or get the news media to gang up on supermarkets who pass the cost along to the customers.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 7:57:48 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Nachum

“The FDA says much of ObamaCare is aimed at helping Americans live healthier lives,.......”

RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!

YOU as a subject are but an asset of the Obama’s. YOU therefore must be maintained at peak efficiency to serve the Obama’s purpose. You either comply, or.........

Eat your spinach.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 8:05:42 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

Everything Obama does raises the price of whatever it is he touch’s.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 8:26:43 PM PST by Venturer
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To: rockinqsranch

I went into the local Publix tonight and at the deli, they had an array of soups. The had labels with every ingredient for each soup. I heard Fox news say today that if they screw up, it can mean doing some jail time and/or paying fines. Guess what will be not worth having in the future?


8 posted on 02/06/2013 8:29:43 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Nachum

Wonderful. Food prices aren’t going up fast enough already. sarc/


9 posted on 02/06/2013 8:37:55 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Exactly. And when supermarkets inevitably remove the “food service” items made in store like the soup bar, salad bar, hot foods by the pound, pizzas, etc. and switch to pre-packaged items you can bet the left will be whining about the lack of fresh food.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 9:07:04 PM PST by matt04
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To: Venturer
Everything Obama does raises the price of whatever it is he touch’s.

That helps explain the curse of King Midas.

11 posted on 02/06/2013 9:38:25 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

There’s not enough profit to not pass it along.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 9:38:59 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: Nachum

How did the human race survive before obama?


13 posted on 02/06/2013 9:44:13 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Nachum
"When you make it to the potato bin you will have all the ingredients listed for you. If there are any potatoes."


14 posted on 02/06/2013 9:46:16 PM PST by EternalVigilance (God rules, without remorse.)
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To: Nachum

As if our trips to the grocery store haven’t gone up in price enough already....


15 posted on 02/06/2013 10:52:08 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Nachum

Grow your own. Buy local. Join the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Screw the Feds anyway possible. If you can’t feed yourself you won’t have the strength to defend yourself.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 2:57:07 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: basil

No kidding basil, it’s only a matter of thyme.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 3:04:29 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Nachum

bump


18 posted on 02/07/2013 3:33:11 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Nachum

There just isn’t anything which Obamacare cannot do. What an insane world we live in.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 3:35:07 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

“enact a law” is NEVER the answer...at least in 99 percent of the cases.

Unless your law is aimed at curtailing the power of the government.

There it’s no way to force a gro store to not pass along prices. To do so would be the same as setting price controls. And that never, ever works.

Plus, if the prices aren’t passed along, then the voter doesn’t have an incentive to vote the bums out. The stores shouldn’t suffer b/c the PEOPLE elected morons. Let the people take the hit. And I say that as person who absolutely can’t afford any price increases.


20 posted on 02/07/2013 4:01:42 AM PST by DrewsMum
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To: Nachum

To many fat arse DC bureaucrats with nuthin to do. Affirmative action babies and other numbskulls. Making $120 thousand plus each year.

So they pretend to do something useful (more useless onerous regulations) like this to protect the PUBLIK aka the SHEEPLE


21 posted on 02/07/2013 4:07:44 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Terry Mross
There’s not enough profit to not pass it along.

What difference does it make? The law's the law.

22 posted on 02/07/2013 6:03:18 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Nachum

In the name of Obamacare. Much more to come and it’s all tied back to insurance. Didn’t I read something about gun owners have to have liability insurance??


23 posted on 02/07/2013 6:56:07 AM PST by sarasota
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To: matt04

This is a huge profit point for our local organic *co-ops*. The food bar/deli area becomes a hang out with tables, there are several jobs tied to the service and, of course, it allows the market to reduce wastage.

These places all accept EBT, too.

As far as I can tell, the regular grocery stores that have prepared food already have nutritional labels posted. Packaged foods, like take and bake pizza, also have nutritional labels. Not sure how the by-the-pound items will be labeled. Sounds like a PITA.


24 posted on 02/07/2013 10:47:13 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Nachum
The FDA says much of ObamaCare is aimed at helping Americans live healthier lives, and these proposed labeling requirements would help them do just that. In the text of the proposed regulation, the FDA states: "[The information] should help consumers limit excess calorie intake and understand how the foods that they purchase at these establishments fit within their daily caloric and other nutritional needs."


25 posted on 02/07/2013 10:54:26 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Nachum; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Nanny State PING!

26 posted on 02/07/2013 4:10:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

27 posted on 02/07/2013 4:15:03 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Nachum

With all the extra time more and more Americans are experiencing being un and underemployed we will have more time to read all these nutritionals./sad-sarc

This will tear most store-made products out of local stores - manufacturers will pick up the slack and absorb the costs with pre-pack.
Made in Mexico - Soylent Green


28 posted on 02/07/2013 4:28:28 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 02/07/2013 8:58:10 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Nachum
There's something new every day.

It would take an army of more than half the population of this formerly-great country to keep up with and counter the B.S. coming out of this administration.

30 posted on 02/08/2013 2:26:26 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

The country still is great. We only need to brush off the horse-pucky this administration has dumped on us all.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 3:53:31 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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