Does Government Know the Definition of the Word “Voluntary”?

From the New York Times about a new plan by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to cut the salt intake of all Americans, even those who have never visited New York: “The plan is voluntary for food companies and involves no legislation. It allows [emphasis added] companies to cut salt gradually over five years so the change is not so noticeable to consumers.”

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