Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pizza Parlor Owners Face Prison Time

Pizza Parlor Owners Face Prison Time | Economics21:
"Pizza makers could face fines and prison time under a new Food and Drug Administration rule for failing to provide calorie counts for their billions of combinations of pizza orders.
Under FDA regulations, chain restaurants, retail stores with 20 or more locations, movie theaters, and vending machines are required to provide calorie information for every menu item.
Pizza parlors will be hit hardest because of the unfathomable combinations of pizza that customers can order.
FDA’s menu labeling rule will go into effect on December 1st, 2016, much to the chagrin of pizza lovers across the nation.
If a company does not perfectly comply with the mandate, food may be rendered “misbranded” under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, a violation that carries criminal penalties.
Failure to comply with the regulation could lead to government seizure of food, a maximum $1,000 fine, and a one-year prison sentence.
A second violation carries a penalty of $10,000 and up to three years in prison..."

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