Federal Government Defines the Word “Menu”

So that’s what we need the bloated monstrosity in Washington for. Merriam-Webster is not up to the task of defining words:

The Food and Drug Administration issued its final guidance for an Obamacare regulation mandating calorie labeling in restaurants, which includes a 171-word definition of “menu,” and will apply to coupons and advertisements.

Insomniacs can find the final guidance here.

The government considers a menu to be the “primary writing of the covered establishment from which a customer makes an order selection, including, but not limited to, breakfast, lunch and dinner menus; dessert menus; beverage menus, children’s menus, other specialty menus (such as catering), electronic menus, and menus on the Internet.” The full definition is 171 words. Merriam-Webster has a 12-word definition for menu.

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The purpose of all this gobbledygook verbiage is the same as with everything undertaken by the federal government — to decrease our freedom:

The phrase “from which a customer makes an order selection” opened the door for coupons and advertisements to be included in the mandate.

The FDA said calories must be listed on coupons if they have the restaurant’s phone number, and advertisements can be “considered a menu.” …

The rule also requires restaurants to post calories for every topping offered at pizza or ice cream chains.

Good thing for bureaurats that they don’t have to run a business under the suffocating burden of their ever-accruing regulations.

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Regulating each bite of food from Washington.

On a tip from Steve T. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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