I don't think they should stop there. The booze industry needs to be a bit more "revealing" about the contents of their products too. If you've ever sucked down a bottle of Bacardi's, you know what I mean. The bottle reads, "151 Proof. Have a nice day." Or something to that effect.
Citrus Department to Challenge Labeling of Low-Carb Juices
By Mike Schneider The Associated Press Published: Dec 15, 2004
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Citrus wants to put the squeeze on producers of low-carb orange juice, claiming their labels confuse consumers into believing they're purchasing 100 percent juice when buying a product that's 42 percent juice.
What it needs to read is, "BEWARE. The clear liquid contents of this bottle look benign, HOWEVER this rum will have adverse effects on your psyche, your IQ, your ability to drive, your ability to reason, your ability to father children, your ability to reach an old age, your respiratory system, your nervous system, your olfactory system, your eyesight, your depth perception, your sense of touch, your ability to form words, your cognitive abilities, your sense of place and time, your ability to hit the toilet, and your ability to find your car in the parking lot. Not to to mention the knots that will appear on your forehead when your wife gets finished beating you with a baseball bat after having shown up for supper two days late."
Not that I have any first hand experience myself, having never tasted the stuff.
But the alcohol industry had better be glad I'm not the governmental regulatory commission. They would have to prove to me, one product at a time, complete with accompanying chaser provided at their expense, that their packaging labels are fully and accurately representative of the contents.
I would consider it my civic duty.