Mike Schaeffer's Blog

June 16, 2006

A couple months ago, I speculated that it seems reasonable for the FDA to mandate that restaurants make nutritional information easily available in the store, at the time of purchase. Oddly enough, at a McDonalds the other day, I noticed that they were printing FDA standard nutritional labels on the side of their food cartons. This is a trend that should continue, although if it's not enforced, it's pretty easy to see how Some place like Hardee's might be reluctant to slap a 1,420 calorie label on the side of their Monster Thickburger. It's pretty easy to believe that sales would plummet: with the label on, it'd be much harder to delude yourself about what you are eating.