Baylen Linnekin on How Menu-Labeling Laws Harm American Pizza


The Food and Drug Administration moved closer this week to implementing a proposed menu-labeling rule requiring certain restaurants and food sellers to list calorie counts and other information on their menus. As it's now constructed, the rule would apply not just to chain restaurants like McDonald's and Applebee's but also to grocery stores and pizza restaurants—both of which oppose the FDA's plans. In fact, writes Baylen Linnekin, complying with the proposed menu-labeling rule would be somewhere between costly and impossible for tens of thousands of pizza and grocery chains.