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PIZZA SHOP OWNERS, GROCERS DECRY PENDING OBAMACARE-LINKED FDA LABELING RULES

Home - by - December 10, 2012 - 13:45 America/New_York - 3 Comments

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Another unhappy suprise for businesses hidden in the 2000-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Operators of restaurant and supermarkets are fighting new FDA rules for implementing section 4205 of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will force the labeling of fresh made food as packaged food.

“It’s just ridiculous that they would make us spend so much money for so little useless information to go to the consumer,” said Jonathan D. Sharp, who with Jackie, his wife of 25 years, owns and operates two Domino’s stores in Albidine, Texas.

The former Air Force cryptologic Russian linguist said nothing his code-breaking background helps him understand the rule. “We need to send it through one of the computers at NSA to decrypt it.”

As the rule, which the FDA calls: “Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants” is still being written, people affected do not know what they will be doing right or wrong, said Sharp, who after the Air Force joined Dominos and worked his way up until he was a supervisor of nine retail locations in the Philadelphia-area. As a supervisor, he had the opportunity to buy the two stores he has now.

“We don’t know what the penalties are, what the enforcement rules are going to be—there is very little we know about doing this wrong,” he said. “All we know about doing it right is that it is going to cost a lot of money.”

The rule is a burden, but Sharp would not close his doors, he said.

 

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  1. WiscoDave

    December 10th, 2012

    Anyone been to a McDonalds lately? Went this past Friday and it was harder than hell to read the menu (trifocals) with all of the calorie bullshit posted. Hell, if you want to eat healthy make it at home! I just wanted some burgers to hork down while my wife was shopping. Can’t even imagine how effed up Domino’s board is going to be…

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  2. Billy Fuster

    December 10th, 2012

    Following these regulations is a but a small price for businesses to pay to help safeguard the health of American citizens. And isn’t it wonderful that even though these business owners hate paying the taxes that ensure the enforcement of these laws they continue to do so? Without their compliance where would we be?

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  3. J Frank Parnell

    December 10th, 2012

    Just like Eric Bish–er Jamie Foxx said about killing all the white people: “How Black is that!”

    How about 365 Black®. Cradle to grave enslavement.

    I want the government to literally wipe my ass next. WRITE THAT into the 73,000 pages of Tax Code HO-BITCHES!

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