Danish Tax Treat
If we're supposed to be more like Europe, then how do you explain this?
Foods containing more than 2.3% saturated fat – including dairy produce, meat and processed foods – were subject to the surcharge.It's just too bad that Michael Bloomberg and his ilk haven't figured this out yet...
But authorities said the tax had inflated food prices and put Danish jobs at risk.
The Danish tax ministry said it was also cancelling its plans to introduce a tax on sugar, the AFP news agency reports.
The ministry said one of the effects of the fat tax was that some Danes had begun crossing the border into Germany to stock up on food there.