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Nanny Logic: Let's Throw People in Jail For Labeling Food Incorrectly

Scott2062 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:33 PM
"There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." - Ayn Rand, Altas Shrugged

Leah touched on this yesterday, but I think it deserves another look. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new labeling requirements that would make labeling mistakes a federal crime complete with jail time for violators.

If the Food and Drug Administration gets its way, your trip to the grocery store could get a tad pricier.

The rule stems from an ObamaCare mandate that restaurants provide nutrition information on menus. Most in the restaurant industry were supportive of the idea, but when the FDA decided to extend the provision to also affect thousands...