December 4, 2012

“Domino’s: Obamacare Requires 34 Million Pizza Nutrition Signs”

Washington Examiner:

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.

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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.

Like cattle.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:14pm
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Comments (21)

  1. i had sushi for lunch, a variety of rolls, each having various fillers in addition to the yellowtail, salmon and crab. Each roll would need a spreadsheet with nutrition information and warnings for each filler component. Like pizza, there could be millions of combinations.

    Don’t get between me and my sushi, Barky.

  2. Oh, he will, serr8d. You’ll eat your arugula, and you’ll like it.

  3. Attention Customers!

    All food purchased on these premises contain ingredients. It’s your responsibility to find out which ingredients are in what food. Our friendly staff are happy to answer your questions, or to direct you to the exits.

  4. the only sign americans need in a restaurant is whether or not they will take our ebt cards

  5. This is about as dumb as the nutritional labels on bottled water.

  6. 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.

    Sounds to me like somebody needs to start reading nutritional information out over the phone.

  7. Looks like the future is now.

    I’ll admit that it seemed like a joke a few years ago. Not anymore.

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  9. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, and know what the fuck is in our pizza, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

  10. They can’t post a sign saying that if you put olives on a large pizza, it adds 200 calories?

    What am I saying? They shouldn’t have to post a sign at all.

    In other news, the U.N. wants all disabled kids to be registered at birth. I’m sure it will be all right this time.

  11. the U.N. wants all disabled kids to be registered at birth.

    US Senate rejects UN treaty on disability rights amid GOP opposition

  12. and

    It is commonly observed that under socialized medicine, nurses and other health care professionals don’t care about their patients and treat them with callous disregard. But that’s the whole point of socialism, isn’t it? No one has to care about anything.

    link

  13. US Senate rejects UN treaty on disability rights amid GOP opposition

    Which leads me to praise 38 Senate Republicans. The rest of them? They must go.

  14. The chicken fried stake was my favorite meal at Applebee’s, but apparently too many people were getting splinters so they took it off the menu. :(

  15. Chicken fried steak is our state dish, Swen. It’s ubiquitous here.

  16. Chicken fried steak is our state dish

    insty had this that what of interest

    Cook Your Meat in a Beer Cooler: The World’s Best (and Cheapest) Sous-Vide Hack

  17. That’s cool, nr. I’ll give it a try sometime.

  18. before the menu stuff I didn’t really realize how caloric the subway tuna is now I only go there for their breakfast sammiches and usually I make them hold the cheezles and just drizzle on some chipotle sauce

    it’s all about making good choices what is a picachu left with if you take away his choices?

    I don’t know but you can’t have my denim farmer’s jacket with the sheep fur lining. Once I figure out where I can buy one anyway. For sure Iowa I’m guessing.

  19. Like cattle to the slaughter.

    TFTFY.

  20. denim farmer’s jacket with the sheep fur lining.

    They look really good with the rabbit’s-wool-lined mad bomber hats.

  21. good tip!

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