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Old 02-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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FDA finally got (somewhat) reasonable.

"The FDA is also proposing changes to serving size requirements in an effort to more accurately reflect what people usually eat or drink. For example, if you buy a 20-ounce soda, you're probably not going to stop drinking at the 8-ounce mark. The new rules would require that entire soda bottle to be one serving size -- making calorie counting simpler."

"Most of the required serving sizes will be going up"

FDA: Nutrition labels getting a makeover - CNN.com
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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What a great idea! It is amazing it took this long to come up with that.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:05 AM   #3
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What a great idea! It is amazing it took this long to come up with that.
Well, it IS the guvmint, after all.

Next they'll work on whether the earth is flat or not.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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What a good idea How are the prices going to reflect these changes do you think.or am I being cynical, sorry
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:12 AM   #5
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What a good idea How are the prices going to reflect these changes do you think.or am I being cynical, sorry
No, not being cynical, just realistic.

"The FDA projects food companies will have to pay around $2 billion as they change the labels."

Ever hear of the trickle down effect?

Obama Administration Announces Sweeping Update To Nutrition Labels
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:26 PM   #6
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I don't think those companies have any good reason to complain. They change their labels all the time and have to pay for the new design.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:44 PM   #7
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Of course they don't have any reason to complain taxy, but they'll still pass the cost along to shoppers. Why? Because they can.
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I don't think those companies have any good reason to complain. They change their labels all the time and have to pay for the new design.
Exactly what I was thinking.

A more likely outcome is they will downsize the products (also making the calorie counts appear more reasonable) and charge the same price.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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Exactly what I was thinking.

A more likely outcome is they will downsize the products (also making the calorie counts appear more reasonable) and charge the same price.
I hadn't thought of that. You are probably right.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:18 PM   #10
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Exactly what I was thinking.

A more likely outcome is they will downsize the products (also making the calorie counts appear more reasonable) and charge the same price.

Ya mean like they did with the nickel candy bars we used to buy back in the day?
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