Feds Raid Stores for Illegal Chocolate Eggs???????

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    Read more: Federal Officials Raid Manhattan Stores Selling Kinder Eggs - DNAinfo.com

    As IF everyone in NY is under THREE YEARS OLD! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Wasn't this, once upon a time, left up to the PARENTS?????????

    You just put a warning up that there could be a choking hazard for those under 3 and left it at that?

    Now, the Feds come in like it's a drug raid FOR CHOCOLATE EGGS??? :cuckoo:

    This is what you have, with the Nanny State. You can't decide for yourself if you can have a freaking chocolate egg. The government is going to decide for you!
     
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    3 years ago I'd be shocked by this. Not anymore. How long until the NYC government starts to issue search warrants on restaurants looking for salt or trans fat, both of which have been banned there?

    "SIR DROP THE SALT SHAKER AND PUT YOUR HANDS UP!!! NOW!!!!!"
     
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    It's just ridiculous! I used to give eggs like that to my kids (when they were Easter Basket age) They would have candy or toys inside.

    Kids are just fine.
     
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    Salt has not been banned in NY. Seriously, don't believe everything you hear.
     
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    I say let the kids choke. Food safety regulations are for the birds.

    I wonder if there are any figures on how many children have died from choking on the toys? A rational person would withhold judgment until looking for that information.
     
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    Oops. I stand corrected. NYC hasn't banned salt. They're simply TRYING to: New York City aims to cut salt intake - Health - CBC News

    Yay freedom!!!
     
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    Didn't read the article, did you?
     
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    Which one? That one? Or this one: Brooklyn Dem Felix Ortiz wants to ban use of salt in New York restaurants - New York Daily News

    Quote: "The Brooklyn Democrat has introduced a bill that would ban the use of salt in New York restaurants - and violators would be smacked with a $1,000 fine for every salty dish.

    "No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food," the bill reads.
    Some of Manhattan's top cooks blasted the idea, saying the legislation lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.
    "New York City is considered the restaurant capital of the world. If they banned salt, nobody would come here anymore," said Tom Colicchio, star of "Top Chef" and owner of Craft."

    Like I said....Trying to ban salt.
     
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    Haven't seen these chocolate eggs but I can definitely imagine how if they're designed wrong they could be a hazard to very small kids.
     
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    I'm far from being a rational person, but...

    Choking and Suffocation
    Deaths from choking and suffocation ranked fourth among unintentional home injury fatalities. One-third of the home fatalities due to choking or suffocation were associated with food, while 16 percent were the result of suffocations in beds or bedding. The highest death rates due to choking and suffocation were among children less than five years of age and adults 70 and older.
     

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