Some Labels Are Tad Overprotective

Editor, News-Register:

On a recent grocery shopping trip, I bought some usual household products. On two of the containers I note a warning something like, “It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.” Gosh. So if I use insecticide to spray spiders, I’m breaking a FEDERAL LAW? Talk about the “nanny state.”

But to the point, this makes me wonder, is it legal to eat oyster crackers with clam chowder?

Allen Weigand

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