I ran across this:
The Product: Heinz Ketchup.
You Assume: When you buy a bottle of ketchup that says “20 oz.” On it, you get 20 oz. of ketchup.
Would They Lie To Us?: Bill Baker of
Exposed: Bill got ticked off. “If it says 20 ounces, it should be 20 ounces,” he said. He called the state’s Division of Measurement, setting off a five-year statewide investigation of H. J. Heinz Co. What did they find? Heinz’s bottled products, from the 20-ounce to the 64-ounce size, were regularly 0.5% to 2% short. That may not seem like much, but officials estimated that Californians had been cheated out of 10 million ounces – 78,124 gallons – of the red stuff. That’s $650,000 worth of ketchup. Heinz was ordered to pay $180,000 in civil penalties, and agreed to overfill their bottles for one year – by about 10 million ounces.
I have but one question, if Kerry wins and his wife is put in charge of health care reform ala Bill/Hillary, can we expect similar treatment in our health plan? I can see it now, sorry Mrs. Smith, we did not have quite enough blood to complete you dialysis so you will feel a couple pints low for a day or two. Enjoy................