Welcome to the land of the bureaucratic crazies

There is a regulatory agency demanding that turkey ham packaging use a particular typeface? The shape of pineapple in fruit cocktail? I never much cared for that, fruit cocktail.

It’s amazing what you learn by reading the news.

Laws are written by elected members of Congress, while regulations, which are supposed to carry out the laws, are written by bureaucrats at agencies.

But they often produce bizarre outcomes.

Mr. Hatch in his letter cited one regulation that controls the type of font companies are allowed to use in the word “turkey” when they advertise “turkey ham.” Another regulation governs the shape of pineapple pieces in fruit cocktail.

Someone doesn’t have enough work to do.



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