Supermarket owners argue the proposed new federal food-labeling rule that stems from Obamacare would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone. The proposed regulation requires store owners to label prepared, unpackaged foods found in salad bars and food bars, soups and bakery items. Erik Lieberman, regulatory counsel at the Food Marketing Institute, said testing foods for nutritional data will require either expensive software or even more costly off-site laboratory assessments.
How was this slipped in? Yet another Executive Order, those things the president said he would never use when he was campaigning in 2008. The FDA is using that power to promote the silly notion that more labels cure obesity: "[The information] should help consumers limit excess calorie intake and understand how the foods that they purchase at these establishments fit within their daily caloric and other nutritional needs."
Supermarkets cry foul as FDA proposes new food labeling rule under ObamaCare By Shannon Bream, Fox News