Skip to comments.UK Government Eyeing Pizza Regulations [semi-satire]
Posted on 10/17/2018 10:12:05 AM PDT by John Semmens
In a move to combat what it calls an obesity epidemic, Public Health England (PHE) is crafting rules to limit the size and number of toppings on pizzas. Dr Alison Tedstone, PHE chief nutritionist, promised that our efforts will go beyond merely requiring restaurants to add healthier options to their menus. The real problem in our view is that customers could still choose unwisely. If we strictly control what can be offered we can eliminate unhealthy choices so that the consumer cannot make an unwise choice.
Public Health Minister Steve Brine said the Government was willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country. If that means dictating what they can and cannot eat, then so be it. Ideally, this should be their parents job, but too many of them are themselves obese and blind to the risks of overeating.
Hopefully, we can get the number of calories per individual pizza down to no more than 695, Brine said. Thats about 70% pf the amount in a typical unregulated pie. Asked what would prevent customers from simply buying an additional pizza, the Minister replied that we are relying on the inconvenience factor combined with the general lethargy of our youth to minimize this risk. If that proves insufficient we are prepared to back it up by surveillance and surprise raids to deter attempts to evade the intent of the rules.
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