Calorie Count Confusion at the FDA

by Doug Magill

One of the hidden complexities of modern government is how often Congress abdicates its responsibilites by writing laws that are little more than statements of intent.  It then falls on federal agencies to write the regulations that actually implement the law.  The result may be detrimental to freedom and efficiency, let alone clarity.  It may also favor large powerful trade groups and companies at the expense of smaller and more entrepreneurial organizations.  A good example is the calorie count requirements for restaurants in Obamacare.  Ed Morrisey explains how the FDA considers the issue “extremely thorny“.


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