For all the good that government does, stories like this can make it seem like they really don’t do any good at all.
In the article it mentions the possibly that the rule will not go into effect for a year or so. Hopefully they can turn this around and reverse this purposed rule.
With this sort of rule I am just perplexed on what they where thinking when writing this rule. In the article they have a quote saying important to “provided [information] in a way that is meaningful and beneficial to consumers” like saying 12 eggs or 6 rolls is not.. Odd is all I can say..
For the first time, eggs and other products such as oranges and bread rolls will be sold by weight instead of by the number contained in a packet. Until now, Britain has been exempt from EU regulations that forbid the selling of goods by number. But last week MEPs voted to end Britain’s deal despite objections from UK members….Or that a bag of white rolls has 322g inside instead of half a dozen. The rules will not allow both the weight and the quantity to be displayed.
One major food supplier said: ‘This is hindering rather than helping the consumer, taking away one of the key bits of information. If this goes through it would demonstrate how far removed the legislators are from the real world. It’s bonkers.’
Hat tip (H/T) to No More Buying Eggs By The Dozen in the UK. neatorama.com