From My Cold, Dead Lips

Jenny Craig can’t arrest you if you miscount your calories, but the federal government could if a new calorie-counting rule takes effect.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments” (79 FR 71155) rule is scheduled to take effect on May 5. The 105-page rule implements Obama-era amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which sets national standards for the marketing and labeling of food products.

The guy has been gone for better than three months, and he’s still trying to screw with us. Hopefully, the God-Emperor will take about thirty seconds out of his busy schedule and kill this before it’s born.

Domino’s, for instance, offers customers a selection of 27 regular toppings and nine sauces on five types of crust. All told, there are 34 million potential pizza combinations one could order from Domino’s. Whether a customer adds double pepperoni or mushrooms to their customizable pie can make a significant difference in the calorie range of each pizza.

Because, AMERICA!

Speaking of Domino’s, around here if you go there on Tuesday (carry-out) you can order two pizzas: you pay for the more expensive one, and the other one is free. Did I just say AMERICA?

It sure looks like there’s yet another agency that needs to be burnt to the ground, right after NA$A and the BATFE.


Looks like the God-Emperor found that thirty seconds, from the Washington FREE BACON!! Oh, wait, that’s the Free Beacon. Sorry about that:

The Trump administration is delaying an onerous Obamacare regulation that left confusion as to what a menu is.
The Obama rule that mandated calorie labeling in restaurants and groceries was set to take effect on Friday. After complaints from small businesses, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it was delaying compliance for one year and will work to add flexibility to the regulation.

And sometime during that year, this will quietly die.

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