Soda Industry Tries To Overturn New York's Soda Ban

The American soft-drink industry, joined by several New York restaurant and business groups, filed a lawsuit to overturn restrictions, proposed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and approved by the New York board of health, on sales of large sugary drinks at many dining locations in the city, according to the New York Times. The suit claims the board of health did not have the authority to ratify the new rules unilaterally.

The rules limit the size of sugary drinks to 16 ounces or less at restaurants, mobile vendors as well as entertainment and sports venues are scheduled to begin in March. Full article

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