Mayor Bloomberg says, “We are just trying to make food safer.” He should instead have paraphrased Neil Armstrong: “One small step for New York, one giant leap for the Nanny State.”

Could the Times only find one opponent, a spokesman for the restaurant industry? Don’t any of New York’s “liberal” politicians sense the slippery slope here? If government is supposed to make food “safer” why not insist on all sorts of other things that could make your life safer?