Skip to comments.City will now be armed with 17-ounce cups to make sure eateries aren't selling oversized beverages
Posted on 03/10/2013 9:07:04 PM PDT by algernon_garnock
New procedures give restaurant inspectors cups that can hold 17 fluid ounces and they'll be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to 'clearly exceed' 16 ounces.
There will be no SWAT teams policing Mayor Bloombergs controversial new ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks starting Tuesday, but city inspectors will be armed with 17-ounce cups.
The Health Department plans to use regular restaurant inspections to make sure eateries are not selling sugary beverages in servings larger than 16 ounces. But the inspectors will have specially ordered cups to help them enforce the new rule, Deputy Health Commissioner Daniel Kass said.
He spelled out the new procedures in exacting detail in an affidavit recently filed as part of the legal challenge to Bloombergs anti-big-soda policy. The measuring cups that we will be issuing ... will be able to contain 17 fluid ounces, Kass said. Inspectors will be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to clearly exceed 16 ounces when measured in the inspectors measuring cup, he added.
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I really feel safe now!
Good to see Bloomberg’s got a handle on serious crime in the Metropolis.
Clearly the expenditure on personnel and office hours won’t go to waste.
How does Bloomberg have the right to rule by decree?
re: “The measuring cups that we will be issuing ... will be able to contain 17 fluid ounces, Kass said. Inspectors will be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to clearly exceed 16 ounces when measured in the inspectors measuring cup, he added.”
You gotta be frigging kidding! Yeah, just another stupid, liberal “got to control” everyone idea.
Can’t you just buy TWO sixteen ounce sodas and by-pass this stupid thing?
There is something about all of these laws that seem unconstitutional to me. Somebody needs to challenge them and take some of his money away.
By royal decree.
And in the mean time 80% of the kids who graduate from New York City High School can not read.
What a rip-off!
Boy! These Nazis are tough!
BLOOMBERG = ASSHOLE
BLOOMBERG = HITLER
If a cup hols 16 ozs how can it hold 17!
Why not just see if there are any cups over 16ozs in the establishment!
Get your bootleg Pepsie out the back door! GEEZE!
Won’t enterprising restaurant owners sell two 16 oz. cups to a customer? Or is that against the law also?
Nothing but nonsense. Big power, for a little man.
People don’t want to carry two twice as many around.
Pizza joints here sell refrigerated 2-liter bottles. How about in NY?
First thought this was a joke, but nope, it’s not.
How very sad and pitiful, adults treated as children and
more misuse of funds.
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