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  • New York City can enforce rule on salt warnings in restaurants: court

    05/27/2016 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 26, 2016 4:52pm EDT | Karen Freifeld
    New York City can enforce a rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday. In February, a New York state judge upheld the rule, knocking down a challenge by the National Restaurant Association. But the Appellate Division, First Department, temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing it. The court lifted has now lifted that interim order. The rule, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, requires city restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post a salt shaker encased in a...
  • Those Annoying, Stunningly Stupid Warning Labels

    04/26/2015 6:54:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 | Gerald D. Skoning
    Legal clutter from our litigious society. It’s everywhere. The legalese. The lawyers’ gobbledygook. The hocus‑pocus and mumbo‑jumbo from a generation dominated by the legal profession. It’s the fallout from our litigious society. The warning labels and messages are everywhere: on ladders, cigarettes, and lawnmowers, on prescription drugs and alcoholic beverages. Most of these warnings are expected. We hardly recognize them any more. We’ve become jaded and mesmerized by them. Manufacturers go to laughable lengths to protect their customers from harm, bombarding them with ridiculous warning labels or stunningly obvious explanations of how their products work. Why else would a...
  • Walter Williams: Things I Don't Understand (Great read)

    08/30/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 3, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    There are things that really puzzle me. Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of them. Actuarially, that makes sense because the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Insurance company policies charge higher premiums to those who are obese. The National Institutes of Health reports that those with a body mass index greater than 40 have a six- to 14-year lower life expectancy. Again, actuarially, that makes sense. Indeed, there's a strong advocacy for higher life insurance, as well as...
  • EU lawmakers to push ahead with anti-tobacco plans

    10/07/2013 10:25:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2013 1:00 AM EDT
    European lawmakers are trying to tighten rules governing the multi-billion dollar tobacco market by imposing bigger and bolder warnings on cigarette packs, banning most flavorings like menthol and beefing up regulation of electronic cigarettes. Treatment of smoke-related diseases costs about 25 billion ($34 billion) a year, and the EU estimates that there are around 700,000 smoking-related deaths annually across the 28-nation bloc.
  • US to revise cigarette warning labels

    03/27/2013 9:13:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 19, 2013 | Associated Press
    The U.S. government won't appeal a court decision blocking it from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Attorney General Eric Holder says the Food and Drug Administration will go back to the drawing board and propose new labels.
  • Meet the Animal Rights Movements Rich Aunt (PETA & PCRM 'sugar momma')

    10/22/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 377+ views
    The deceptively named Cancer Project animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isnt hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a lawsuit in Connecticut yesterday against three restaurant chains demanding warnings about a supposed link between grilled chicken and cancer. As we told the media, PCRM is nothing more than an animal rights front for pushing vegan activism, which is funded primarily by a single rich donor. Since 2003, PCRM and the Cancer Project have derived 60 percent of their budgets from a...
  • Judge blocks rules on graphic cigarette labels

    11/07/2011 9:46:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 11/7/11
    A U.S. judge sided with tobacco companies on Monday, granting a temporary injunction blocking rules requiring new warning labels that use graphic images like a man exhaling cigarette smoke through a hole in his throat.
  • Tobacco firms sue FDA over new graphic warnings

    08/17/2011 12:21:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 17, 2011 | Jeffrey Collins (AP)
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, saying the warnings violate their free speech rights and will cost millions of dollars to print. The companies, led by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., said the warnings no longer simply convey facts to allow people to make a decision whether to smoke. They instead force them to put government anti-smoking advocacy more prominently on their packs than their own brands, the...
  • Warning Labels on Baseball Bats? [death of common sense alert]

    11/16/2009 1:05:29 PM PST · by TruthHound · 30 replies · 1,319+ views
    It's natural to sympathize with the parents of Brandon Patch, the 18-year-old baseball pitcher who died after he was hit by a batted ball in 2003. Sooner or later, sympathy must yield to logic and reason, so when Brandon's parents sued the bat's manufacturer, Louisville Slugger, and a jury awarded them $850,000, they contributed to the terribly misguided notion that behind every tragedy lies a lawsuit. I haven't suffered what the Patches have suffered, and I pray that I never do. I understand that pursuing litigation gives them a sense that their son's random, pointless death was not so pointless....
  • Vermont adopts new smog label for cars

    01/06/2009 8:48:12 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies · 452+ views Real News Right Now ^ | Jan. 5, 2009 | Anya Huneke
    If you're in the market for a new car, you may have a new tool at your disposal to help you decide-- depending on where you live. Vermont is the first New England state - and will be one of at least 13 states across the country - to adopt a new regulation-- requiring new cars to be sold with an environmental performance label. At 'Courtesy Toyota' in Berlin, Vermont, owner Dave Birmingham is ready for a change. In part, because he has to be. Dave Birmingham\Courtesy Toyota "I think most dealers probably know it's inevitable." What's inevitable is that...
  • California AG insults Michigan sponsor of food labeling bill

    03/07/2006 7:20:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 413+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, at a press conference on legislation to curtail food warning labels, used an expletive to refer to one of the bill's sponsors. The remark was in reference to Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., whose bill would stop states from putting warning labels on food that are different from federal warnings. Lockyer read a quote from Rogers in which the congressman said a pregnant shopper in Michigan should see the same warning while buying peas as a pregnant shopper in California. ``What a dumbs---,'' Lockyer said. ``Sorry,'' he quickly added, to laughter from the room,...
  • Wacky Warning labels

    01/06/2006 4:10:59 PM PST · by teacherwoes · 8 replies · 255+ views
    A heat gun and paint remover that produces temperatures of 1,000 degrees and warns users, Do not use this tool as a hair dryer has been identified as the nations wackiest warning label in M-LAWs annual Wacky Warning Label Contest.
  • Wacky Warning Label Contest

    01/06/2006 1:54:46 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 46 replies · 1,162+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6 Jan 2006 | Author not mentioned
    DETROIT - A warning that consumers shouldn't use a heat gun that produces temperatures of 1,000 degrees as a hairdryer has won an anti-lawsuit group's award for the wackiest label of the year. The Wacky Warning Label Contest, in its ninth year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch as part of an effort to show the effects of lawsuits on warning labels. "When judges see it as their job to dismiss cases that are rooted in frivolous theories, we'll see fewer wacky labels and more fairness in the courts," said Robert B. Dorigo Jones, the group's president. The $500...
  • California attorney general wants warning label on fries, chips

    08/26/2005 6:23:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 746+ views
    AP ^ | 8/26/5 | TIM MOLLOY
    LOS ANGELES - Potato chips and french fries could soon come with a warning label if the state's top attorney prevails in a lawsuit filed Friday against nine fast food chains and snack-food makers. Attorney General Bill Lockyer asked for a court order requiring McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Frito Lay and other companies to warn consumers that their fries and chips may contain acrylamide, a chemical the state says causes cancer. "In taking this action, I am not telling people to stop eating potato chips or french fries," Lockyer said. "I know from personal experience that, while these snacks may...
  • Perchlorate Food Warnings Rejected

    08/14/2005 1:27:07 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 1 replies · 326+ views
    Pasadena ^ | August 12, 2005 | David Danelski
    Warnings on Food for Perchlorate Rejected by Scientific Panel for State Agency Friday, August 12, 2005 By DAVID DANELSKI / The Press-Enterprise Excerpt: A California health panel decided Thursday not to add the rocket-fuel chemical perchlorate to a list of substances that cause reproductive harm. A listing could have prompted public warnings about milk, lettuce and other produce containing the chemical. The panel concluded that scientific research hasn't clearly shown that the chemical causes birth defects or other serious harm to fetuses. Under Prop. 65, the state's toxic-warning law, the public must be told about the presence of "reproductive toxicants"...
  • 'I ate 15 bags of crisps a day for 3 years. I was addicted and it nearly killed me'(warning labels)

    07/11/2005 7:08:48 PM PDT · by gd124 · 180 replies · 3,107+ views
    news.telegraph ^ | 03/07/2005 | Karyn Miller
    When Gina Gough was rushed into hospital in agony, with severe abdominal pains and jaundice, doctors initially suspected hepatitis and put her to an isolation ward. In fact, the 22-year-old's condition was the result of a three-year diet that consisted almost entirely of crisps. She was eating up to 15 bags a day and went into hospital weighing 14st. Her case demonstrates the potential dangers of a junk-food diet and follows last year's controversial film Super Size Me, in which a documentary-maker ate nothing but McDonald's food for a month and monitored the subsequent deterioration in his health. It is...
  • Public Health Advocates Cite Lack of Risk Notice on Potato Chip Bags (POTATO CHIPS ARE BAD FOR YOU)

    06/16/2005 10:21:39 PM PDT · by paulat · 27 replies · 1,076+ views
    News10Net - ABC - Sacramento ^ | 6/16/05 | Not lListed
    Public Health Advocates Cite Lack of Risk Notice on Potato Chip Bags Public health attorneys in California have potato chip makers in their sights for not listing a cancer-causing chemical present in many brands. That chemical is acrylamide. It is an industrial chemical used in plastics, pesticides and sewage treatment that also can occur when starchy foods, such as chips, are processed at high temperatures. The World Health Organization has said acrylamide may be responsible for up to one-third of all cancers caused by diet, as demonstrated by laboratory animal studies. Acrylamide is already on California's list of chemicals known...
  • Public Health Advocates Cite Lack of Risk Notice on Potato Chip Bags

    06/16/2005 6:59:00 PM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776 · 15 replies · 488+ views ^ | 6/16/05 | Unknown
    Public health attorneys in California have potato chip makers in their sights for not listing a cancer-causing chemical present in many brands.
  • Alcohol Warning

    03/28/2005 12:08:15 PM PST · by PoorMuttly · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Email | Unknown
    Subject: ALCOHOL WARNING Due to increasing products liability litigation, American liquor manufacturers have accepted the FDA's suggestion that the following warning labels be placed immediately on all varieties of alcohol containers: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WARNING:...
  • Evolution ruling gets cheers from scientists (Forced removal of evolution 'warning' on textbooks.)

    01/15/2005 2:06:00 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 435 replies · 4,918+ views
    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Since 2002, Dr. Kenneth Miller has been upset that biology textbooks he has written are slapped with a warning sticker by the time they appear in suburban Atlanta schools. Evolution, the stickers say, is "a theory, not a fact."
  • Wacky warnings 'honored'

    01/07/2005 5:47:38 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 33 replies · 855+ views
    AP via Billings Gazette ^ | January 7, 2005 | Associated Press
    DETROIT - The sign on the toilet brush says it best: "Do not use for personal hygiene." That admonition was the winner of an anti-lawsuit group's contest for the wackiest consumer warning label of the year. The sponsor, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, says the goal is "to reveal how lawsuits, and concern about lawsuits, have created a need for common sense warnings on products." The $500 first prize went to Ed Gyetvai, of Oldcastle, Ontario, who submitted the toilet-brush label. A $250 second prize went to Matt Johnson, of Naperville, Ill., for a label on a children's scooter that said,...
  • Liberals Take Over Production of Highway Signs

    11/19/2004 7:19:43 PM PST · by TheRatHunter · 306 replies · 8,043+ views
    Retarded Humor
    What highway road signs would look like in 20 years if the blues keep trying to dumb down the general public.
  • UK: Ale to get 'warning labels'

    10/17/2004 8:04:29 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 16 replies · 416+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Sunday, 17 October, 2004 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Sunday, 17 October, 2004, 13:40 GMT 14:40 UK Brown Ale to get 'warning labels' Newcastle Brown Ale will carry new labels from November Newcastle Brown Ale is to label its bottles and cans with information about the possible adverse effects of drinking. Brewer Scottish and Newcastle said the "additional consumer information" was not a health warning. But it follows calls for labels to carry warnings of the health risks of drinking, especially during pregnancy. Labels will read: "Responsible drinkers don't exceed the three to four units a day for men, two or three for women".The labels will...
  • Government holds back on on compulsory alocohol warnings

    03/04/2004 7:04:09 AM PST · by SheLion · 14 replies · 125+ views
    The Publican ^ | 1 March 2004
    Demands that alcoholic drinks should carry cigarette-style health warnings have been resisted by the government.Leaked details of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy suggest that, as with smoking policy, the drinks trade will have a chance to show that self-regulation can work. Warning labels detailing the health risks of alcohol, as well as the number of alcohol units they contain, were among the proposals contained in consultations on the strategy. Home Secretary David Blunkett is among the Cabinet supporters of stricter controls on drinks manufacturers. However, those who have seen the draft report say the industry will be given the chance...
  • If You Can't Read, Please Pay Attention to Label

    01/28/2004 7:13:18 AM PST · by boris · 33 replies · 315+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 01-21-2004 | David Grimes
    IF you are the kind of person who tries to save time by ironing his clothes without first taking them off or who attempts to use his hair dryer while sleeping, you will probably not "get" this column. By the same token, if a cinder block has recently fallen on your head, you will probably not "get" this column either. In fact, these two groups may consist of the same people. If you are like me and have a lot of spare time on your hands, you have probably noticed that product-warning labels are getting wackier and wackier. There was...

    01/06/2004 8:17:30 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 42 replies · 250+ views
    Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch ^ | 1/7/04 | (uncredited)
    M-LAW ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SEVENTH ANNUAL WACKY WARNING LABEL CONTEST Fishing lure which warns, "Harmful if swallowed," catches one of the top awards A five-inch fishing lure which sports three steel hooks and cautions users that it is, "Harmful if swallowed," has been identified as one of the nation's wackiest warning labels in an annual contest sponsored by a consumer watchdog group. The Wacky Warning Label Contest, now in it's seventh year, is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, M-LAW, to reveal how lawsuits, and fear of lawsuits, have prompted many manufacturers to issue warnings against even obvious misuses of...
  • Librarians oppose having Huntsville teachers put warnings on books

    11/08/2003 12:54:25 PM PST · by yonif · 8 replies · 128+ views
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | November 08, 2003 | The Associated Press
    The head of the city schools librarians association told the Huntsville school board that requiring teachers to put a warning advisory on books would discourage reading and limit classroom discussion. School officials recently asked Huntsville teachers to examine novels and other reading assignments for controversial content. Teachers are supposed to mark the controversial books with an asterisk on the students' reading lists. Kimberley Jones, president of the librarians association, said the warning advisory conflicts with a school system policy that already allows parents to challenge a controversial book. The policy provides for a review process by a committee that usually...
  • Mandatory Warning Labels: US Congress

    11/01/2003 2:34:45 AM PST · by The Raven · 19 replies · 126+ views
    Nov 1, 2003 | The Raven
    The libs have pushed to get warning labels on darn near eveything - from refrigerators to cigarettes so that dumb consumers like us aren't fooled by ads. But, the biggest hosing we get is from the government. Let's extend these "information labels" to Congress. Each proposed legislation will be required to carry a "mattress tag" like this example Bill: Greenhouse gases Author: McCain-Lieberman Direct cost per household: $1536/yr Indirect* cost per household: $2889/yr Benefit per household: [cannot be calculatd] *Indirect costs include negative changes in the economy due to reduction in capital, incentive reduction, inefficiencies of income transfer, etc Better...
  • Australia: Tobacco Co. replace existing health labels w/ "graphic" Canadian-style warning labels.

    09/01/2003 6:41:26 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 3 replies · 448+ views
    The Age ^ | September 1, 2003 | Tom Noble
    Smokers hit with shock tacticsBy Tom Noble Health Editor September 1, 2003 The type of warning used on cigarette packets in Canada. Cigarette packets will carry graphic, coloured health warnings featuring images such as lung disease and cancerous lips from mid-next year, the [Australian] Federal Government said yesterday. The parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Trish Worth, said tobacco companies had been told that the Canadian-style warning labels would replace existing health messages by July. Focus groups had tested 18 warnings, she said. The Government would decide which images were to be used by next month. "The...
  • FDA Removes Unappetizing Warning Label From Fake Fat Olestra

    08/03/2003 1:44:46 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 297+ views
    FDA Removes Unappetizing Warning Label From Fake Fat Olestra By Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer Snacks made with the fake fat olestra no longer will have to bear the unappetizing label that warned they might cause cramps and diarrhea. The Food and Drug Administration lifted the warning Friday, concluding that if the zero-calorie fat substitute has any stomach-troubling effect, it's mild and rare. The FDA approved olestra's sale in 1996, as long as packages bore labels spelling out possible gastrointestinal side effects. The synthetic chemical made of sugar and vegetable oil tastes like fat, but passes through the body...
  • Warning: Read this at your own risk

    07/27/2003 10:23:22 PM PDT · by greydog · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 27, 2003 | BY ZAY N. SMITH SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Hey! Look out! Thanks for the warning. No. I'm against warnings, if you really want to know. What do you mean? Too many warnings. Warning signs and warning labels, all around us. The only warning I haven't seen is a warning to warn me that I'm about to be warned. Warn me if you ever see one of those. Something seems to have set you off. It's right here in the paper. They're even bringing up a new Act of Congress again. The National Food Choking Prevention Act. More warning labels. Somebody needs to tell us that food can choke...
  • You Better Read the Warning Label (This is series)

    05/30/2003 7:41:18 AM PDT · by w_over_w · 97 replies · 606+ views
    Internet Chain Email ^ | May 30, 2003 | Unknown
    In case you need proof that the human race is in series trouble because product manufacturers think we're stupid, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (the shoplifter special?) On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." (and that would be how???....) On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot...