Current nutritional labeling is a fraud.
“The rule stems from an ObamaCare mandate that restaurants provide nutrition information on menus. Most in the restaurant industry were supportive of the idea, but when the FDA decided to extend the provision to also affect thousands of supermarkets and convenience stores, the backlash was swift.”<
As we reported in 2002:
… With respect to daily caloric intake, for example, the Food and Drug Administration selected 2,000 calories as the DRV. But the FDA notes: “This level was chosen, in part, because it approximates the caloric requirements for postmenopausal women. This group has the highest risk for excessive intake of calories and fat.”
Since postmenopausal women only make up about 10 percent of the population, the DRV for calories that includes the DRV for fat is a meaningless number for most of us. The same applies to the DRV for salt, such that CSPI’s fat and salt characterizations aren’t worth a hill of half-eaten pizza crusts.