Food/Beverages

Policy Position

U.S. consumers benefit from having more — rather than fewer — options in food and nutritional products. Free-market policies and competition among brands and companies encourage creativity and innovation. USCC supports the greatest amount of choice in market transactions, and believes that consumers have the right to make their own purchasing decisions and lifestyle choices based on accessible information.

  • Nutritional Labeling: USCC believes that consumers should have the right to make their own individual decisions about what they wish to purchase and consume. Nutritional labeling should be encouraged, but not mandated. Government regulations are unfair to consumers and producers because they choose industry winners and losers. In addition, government certification programs hinder the development of an industry of free-market accreditation.
  • Fast Food: USCC believes that consumers should have the right to make their own individual decisions about what they wish to purchase and consume. Consumers should have the right to choose from a competitive market of fast food options.
  • Soda/Sugary Foods: USCC believes that consumers should have the right to make their own individual decisions about what they wish to purchase and consume. Consumers should have the right to choose from a competitive market of soda and snack foods.