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    Fortune cookies are not a “food’ (according to our federal government

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | March 31, 2008

    Fortune Cookies promotional from Nixon Library

    Fortune cookies are not necessarily food, at least, according to the federal government

    The Nixon Library made these adorable custom-made fortune cookies to promote my talk on Saturday (above). But the library is part of the National Archives which is part of the federal government which is not allowed to give out “food” as presents (all kinds of regulations out of Washington).

    So the library went up to the General Counsel’s office and got a special ruling that fortune cookies were not food, but rather a novelty gift.

    Which is not unfair, after all, hardly anyone eats the cookies themselves anyway

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