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.
Drones will be watching.
Just a question....
Hand out 12 Oz cups and all the refills they want!
Food cops can go pound sand!
Awww, it went over so well at Gibson Guitars though!
>”And in the mean time 80% of the kids who graduate from New York City High School can not read”<
As long as they can count to 16 it’s all good with Doomberg.
I wouldn’t touch an inspector’s “cup” with a 10 foot cattle prod. You know where it’s been.
This is more of Bloomturd’s liberal insanity. New York City has more important things to be concerned about than a 16 ounce soda.
Number one concern should be Bloomburg’s sanity.
Number two is which insane asylum to put him in.
Number three is how to imprison the City’s Health Board who voted for the 16 ounce cup limit. They are anti-free enterprise as well as socialist state nanny schmucks. Jail is the only place for them so as to keep the decent, hardworing people of NYC from their Marxist “state uber alles” plans. (Hey, Hitler borrowed from Marx and Engles, not the other way round).
The Number four concern is how to get Gozer the Gozerian to a NY City Council meeting where he can have plenty of fun with the fools who rule there.
I love Ghostbusters for quotes and images.
They better bring 2 cups...
One will probably get shoved up their A**
That, my FRiend, is the entire idea in a nutshell.
Approximate prices I see around here are 16oz drink = 99 cents; 24 oz drink = $1.19; 32 oz drink = $1.49. Now, 2-16 oz drinks = $1.98: which way does the city generate more sales tax revenue?
Even 2 or 3 cents/drink, times a few million drinks per day really adds up.
Educating and encouraging people towards healthier lifestyle is all well and good but this is just silly. There are many ways to get around this.
When you buy 2 16 ozers, the second will be provided for a cost of only 50 cents
So I could tape three cups together and still be legal.
No doubt they will measure total capacity on cups to the brim and not what you actually put in them.
I still say the quick solution is to pelt all city workers with 16 oz sodas.
The government should have not role in either, especially the "encouraging" part.
This is the same government that pays millions to sit on the ass and do nothing. If you want to stop having fat bears, stop giving away free food.
Brings us back to my bumpersticker idea...
“Socialism is for Assholes”
Any freedom loving, productive folk in NY need to move out. Move to NH at the very least, or really sit down and define freedom for yourself and find a state that most closely matches that.
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.Apropos of nothing, Bloomberg only travels with one or two bodyguards. And they don't look like light eaters.
If they strain the ice out, there will never be a conviction!
re: “Approximate prices I see around here are 16oz drink = 99 cents; 24 oz drink = $1.19; 32 oz drink = $1.49. Now, 2-16 oz drinks = $1.98: which way does the city generate more sales tax revenue?”
Good point - didn’t think of that.
I want to save them from themselves because I'm so much smarter and wiser than they are...
Easy way around...is that WITH or WITHOUT ice???
Yes, you can just buy two and if I were in business in NY, I’d be advertising and offering a two-for-one purchase on soda with a free car caddy thrown in after a certain number of purchases.
Bloomberg is the perfect example of what’s been wrong with the GOP. Too many Bloombergs pretending to be righties, when they are really fascist lefties in disguise. There must be some kind of litmus test that we could use in vetting them. Except for the fact that lefties will lie even on the Bible, if necessary.