Skip to comments.Supermarkets cry foul as FDA proposes new food labeling rule under ObamaCare
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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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
What difference does it make? The law's the law.
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??
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.
Nanny State PING!
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
Thanks for the ping!
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.
The country still is great. We only need to brush off the horse-pucky this administration has dumped on us all.