“Domino’s: Obamacare Requires 34 Million Pizza Nutrition Signs”
New Obamacare regulations targeting the fast food and grocery store market that require signs detailing calorie and nutritional information on every product will force pizza makers like Domino’s to post up to 34 million different signs in every store: One for every possible pizza order.
“It’s not like a Big Mac. Pizza is customizable, there are options to factor in,” said Jenny Fouracre-Petko, legislative director for Domino’s and a member of the trade group American Pizza Community. “There are 34 million pizza combinations. We’ve done the math.”
Ditto for the grocery stores, which are shifting to providing more fresh made and baked goods, said Erik Lieberman, counsel for the Food Marketing Institute. “Consider just one fresh-baked blueberry muffin. If one is sold, you need a nutrition sign or sticker. If a half dozen are sold, a different one is required. Same if you sell a dozen.”
Lieberman predicted that the new regulations being finalized by the Food and Drug Administration for chains with 20 stores or more will cost the grocery industry $1 billion. He said stores average 1,500 fresh made items each.
Fouracre-Petko said that just posting generic nutrition signs in Domino’s will cost $4,700 per location, senseless, she said, because virtually all Domino’s customers order by phone and get their food delivered, so most will never see them. She said that 10 percent of pizza customers enter a Domino’s store. “Coughing up almost $5,000 for something like this will hurt,” she said.
Lieberman said that consumers will get stuck with the bill. “It’s one more cost consumers are going to have to pay for,” he said.
The “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012,” which has been introduced in Congress, could curtail some of Obamacare’s excesses, according to Lieberman.
This is government. Senseless sabotaging of private industry under the guise of some trendy moral imperative.
Result? Costs go up, choices go down, conformity for the “masses” is “nudged” into being.
This is sickening. Pervasive. And the happyface sticker of “promoting good health” plastered over it is meant only to blot out the obvious: we live in a country run by liberal fascists who stand above and outside the laws and regulations they create, and who redefine our freedoms to fit their personal whims.
There’s a reason these laws are being applied to chain restaurants and not the one-off trendy eateries where the ruling class dine. After all, they know how to take care of themselves and don’t need to be told how or what to eat.
It’s the morons who make up the whole big fat middle of America — the kinds of people who preferred an Applebee’s chicken fried stake to Japanese beef they can’t afford anyway — who need to be better managed.