Friday, April 15, 2011

Restaurant menus to post calorie content?

The Food & Drug Administration proposed a menu labeling rule on Friday, which if passed, would require restaurants with 20 locations or more to post calorie counts on their menus. Operators of more than 20 vending machines would also have to do the same.

Obviously, there is a business cost attached to the enactment of this proposal.

And, just as obviously, unhealthy and over weight people already know that Big Macs and stuffed crust pizza are no good for them.

So, at a not insignificant cost, this regulation would accomplish little - - other than making certain people feel that they're "doing something about the problem".