FDA Releases New Guidance on Calorie Rule

8 Nov 2017

2017/11/08 – FDA Releases New Guidance on Calorie Rule – Washington Free Beacon

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released draft guidance to help chain restaurants and groceries comply with an Obamacare regulation that requires calorie labeling on menus.


The regulation, which applies to chains of 20 or more stores, is set to take effect in May 2018. The Trump administration delayed the compliance date earlier this year to take into account concerns of companies and food associations that must comply.


Pizza chains represented by the American Pizza Community—including Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Little Caesars—raised the issue that pizza can contain up to a billion topping combinations, making the rule unworkable unless they can comply online. Domino’s has said the vast majority of their orders are already placed online, where customers can use a calorie tracker for any pizza they order.

The new FDA guidance does not allow pizza chains to comply online but attempts to provide more flexibility with allowing companies to use calorie ranges.

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Obama Administration Gave Green Light To Bump Fire

6 Oct 2017

I will play catch up on the Vegas shooting in an “In Context” post.

Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration – CNS News

On June 7, 2010 — about a year and a half into the Barack Obama administration — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued an opinion letter, giving the go-ahead to an after-market accessory that allows the user to “bump fire” a semi-automatic rifle.


According to the ATF’s June 2010 letter: “The stock has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical function when installed. In order to use the device, the shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hands and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand. Accordingly, we find that the ‘bump stock’ is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act.”

Interesting that the Obama Administration allowed this.

Copy of the letter