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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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.
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