TraceGains Discusses Food Regulations with Baylen Linnekin Executive Director for Keep Food Legal

Westminster, CA, February 19, 2015 --( FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and menu labeling are timely topics now in the world of food policy and regulation. Chelsey Davis, TraceGains’ Digital Marketing Specialist, explored the policy implications on the company blog. Davis interviewed Baylen Linnekin, Executive Director for Keep Food Legal and Adjunct Professor at George Mason School of Law.

Linnekin commented, “From both a theoretical and practical standpoint, mandatory menu- and vending-labeling is a lousy idea. Looking forward—from a theoretical perspective—even the chief architect of the country’s first menu-labeling law, former New York City health department head Thomas Farley, admits menu labeling ‘won’t stop the obesity epidemic[.]’ Practically, we know Farley is right, as study after study has found that mandatory menu labeling doesn’t lead consumers to choose lower-calorie options, and may even cause them to choose options with more calories.”

When asked about the US food supply, Linnekin shared, “The U.S. food supply is remarkably safe. That’s thanks in very large part to the nation’s farmers and food manufacturers. But not all food regulations—even newer ones—are bad. I support the FDA’s mandatory recall authority under FSMA for many reasons, including because I think it makes lots of sense given the FDA’s original mission to protect food safety.”

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