New York, NY - Bloomberg Soda Ban: Board Of Health Eyes Popcorn And Milkshakes
New York, NY - While the New York City Board of Health approves of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to cut all large sugary drinks from New Yorker’s diets, some members are taking issue with one major point: They don’t think the plan goes far enough.
Certain members spoke up, saying that the proposal should include other items. Board member Bruce Vladeck questioned why large tubs of popcorn were not included in the ban, according to the New York Daily News.
Bloomberg has proposed a ban of all sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. A public hearing on the issue on July 24, with a final vote is scheduled for Sept. 13. If approved, the new regulations would go in effect on March 2013.
Those businesses who do not comply would face $200 fines.
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