Skip to comments.(New York City) Mayor Bloomberg wants to impose 16-ounce limit on sugar drinks
Posted on 05/31/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT by lowbridge
No more super-sized Cokes. Forget about 64-ounce stomach-busting sodas at KFC. Even 20-ounce Snapples are on Mayor Bloombergs latest heath-conscious hit list.
In a dramatic move to reduce obesity, the city is going to become the first in the nation to impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened beverages sold in food establishments that receive letter grades from the Health Department, as well as mobile food carts.
The list includes more than 20,000 restaurants, as well as movie theaters, stadiums and arenas. Bloomberg posed for a photo-op yesterday where he used sugar cubes as props to highlight how sugary the drinks are.
The big-drink ban would take effect in March 2013 after public hearings. It would apply to bottled drinks as well as fountain sodas.
There would be no restrictions placed on diet sodas or beverages with less than 25 calories per 8 ounces. But stores that allow customers to draw their own fountain drinks wouldnt be allowed to stock cups larger than 16 ounces, to prevent switches from diet to non-diet beverages. Stores that dont downsize would face fines of $200. Supermarkets, grocery stores and other food sellers would not be affected.
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big deal, the restaurants will just sell 15 oz drinks and charge the same
Isn't it about time for Bloomy to be gone????
Don't kid yourslef....Obama and Michelle are behind this.
take away the gun. They’ll use a knife.
take away the soda, they’ll use a hamburger.
you can’t force people to be skinny.
Why don’t Coke, Pepsico, Frito-Lay and a few others combine forces and squash Bloomy like a bug? They could if they wanted to.
with free refills
this guy is a republican?
He sounds like a nazi
Is there something wrong with the people of New York City that they need Mike to be their nanny? What’s up with that?
Yes, he does.
“Forget about 64-ounce stomach-busting sodas at KFC. Even 20-ounce Snapples are on Mayor Bloombergs latest heath-conscious hit list.”
Complete objectivity once again from the CommieMedia.
“Is there something wrong with the people of New York City that they need Mike to be their nanny?”
The Manhattan Commies are good with the nanny state, even from an ignorant, self-important little prick like Bloomberg.... just as long as its not a white, Chritian male in charge.
A 16 oz coke is 220 calories.
So, we should ban doughnuts as a public health hazard.
scary to think what a democrat mayor of NYC would do then, absolutely frighting in fact
OK Liberals...you wanna ban items because of the health impact on people AND the added costs to our health care system? Well, then let’s ban GAY SEX.... do you realize the health risks that are associated with that type of behavior and the COST BURDEN on health insurance: http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/homosexuality/ho0075.html
Nanny Bloomberg sez:
"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding.
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"
"You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddy!"
“Stores that dont downsize would face fines of $200”
...and there it is. What it’s really about...money. They couldn’t care less about anybody’s health. It’s all about collecting fees & taxes. Surprised they don’t call it a “sin” tax like they do on cigs & alcohol.
I wanna know who’s going to enforce this. Larger-than-16oz drinks are ok as long as they’re diet, so the cups will remain. I come to the counter with a 64oz “soda” - what’re they gonna do? Maybe part of the 0ne’s jobs programs - food police for NYC.
Nothing unsual here, the effette despot does this every week. Issues a new decree banning something or ordering the people to do something. Like I wrote many times on Freep, New York city is run completely under despotism now, but that’s what you get when a rich liberal from Assachussets poses as a Republican and is elected..
Can this new edict increase tax revenues, as it takes two units purchased to equal the previous single unit?
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