Trans fat plan would be 'logistical nightmare'-- Seattle Post Intelligencer

Trans fat plan would be 'logistical nightmare'-- Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Trans-fat Plan Would Be "Logistical Nightmare" ANTHONY ANTON AND LANE HOSS Seattle Post-Intelligencer , July 17, 2007 The King County Board of Health is headed in the wrong direction with a proposal to impose mandatory menu labeling and a total ban on artificial trans fats. It's better to educate consumers about how to eat healthy than give them a phonebook of menu data with their soup and sandwich. The Washington Restaurant Association and its 1,700 King County members fully support the overarching goal of reducing obesity and heart disease in King County. However, we have serious concerns about the proposal before the county health board. A part of the proposal is a requirement for certain restaurants in King County to prominently display nutritional information on menus and menu boards. The costs will be astronomical and the implementation would be a logistical nightmare. For example, Anthony's HomePort's 1,421 recipes would cost anywhere from $350 to $1,040 each to be nutritionally analyzed, meaning the total could reach $1,477,840. That does include the cost to
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