Skip to comments.NYC Board of Health passes big-soda crackdown rule
Posted on 09/13/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by matt04
New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.
The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages.
The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food.
It doesn't cover supermarkets or most convenience stores.
City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic.
The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed the plan as misguided. They say the city's health experts are exaggerating the role sugary beverages have played in making Americans fat.
Some New Yorkers have also ridiculed the rule as a gross government intrusion.
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I guess all other crimes and violent acts are under control and soda is the current issue. sarc
If i ran 7-11, i would sell 32 oz cups separately, and let customers buy 2 16 oz sodas. The cups would cost a penny.
These same people think 11 year olds are perfectly mature enough for sex.
Well New Yorkers, it’s official. You are too stupid to run your own lives.
There will never be an end to left-wing social engineering.
Ironic, according to liberal doctrine, you have the freedom and choice to murder your own children in the womb, but it is now illegal to buy a Big Gulp.
NYC is a long way from Texas. Thank God Almighty.
It’s interesting how the liberal approach to social problems is to focus on the inanimate object. To fight crime, they ban guns; to fight obesity, they ban sodas; to curb graffiti, they make it difficult to buy marking pens; to curb methamphetamine use, they make it difficult for cold sufferers to obtain pseudoephedrine, etc.
We don’t need Boards of Health anyways.
Or any other regulatory bureaucracy.
Someone needs to push Bloomie in front of a subway train.
Does that include Diet sodas?
Oh dude.... we're 16.9 oz... we're banned now??
Welcome to Despotism libs. And incredibly they want it nationwide. Unfortunately I live in New York city and one of my buddys owns a small convenience shop in the middle of nowhere in Elmhurst Queens. A few days ago the gestapo..I mean the city inspector, came in and gave him two tickets for not having a “no cash refunds” sign near his register and the register cash display an inch too short above the counter. How much were the tickets? $350 each for a total of $700 and he said he is lucky if he makes $100 a day. So for one week he will work for nothing because liberals think big government is cool man.
Good point. If it doesn’t how can restaurants enforce it? Go to the counter, buy the 32oz diet soda and go the machine and fill it up with a regular soda.
I eagerly await Bloomberg pointing to the spot of the Federal, State, County or City consitition or charter which gives him the power to do this.
New York City Criminal Makes good his escape.
Oh wow, I feel so much safer now.
If I owned a restaurant or store I’d deliberately violate the ban, and when they took action fight it all the way to the SCOTUS if necesary.
The courts...and I know you state’s rights’ers here will disagree, but a federal court needs to strike this down to stop any other locality from doing this sort of thing.
Actually that's not a bad idea. You could code the registers to ring up 2 16oz drinks at the 32oz price. This way the receipt would pass a nanny state audit.
naa...its a stealth way to make New Yawkers think metric...nobody said you can’t sell a 475ml drink!!
When will the assault be on the “All you can eat” buffets?
IF NYC is truly concerned about obesity then they should ban GMO foods.
There’s no such thing as eating healthy anymore when the seeds are filled with chemicals. Fat is protecting the human body from those chemicals.
What they will do is spend money hiring soda police to make sure that businesses are fined if they violate the rules.
Why don’t they just ban morons? How about a fat tax?
Well obviously they are. They voted for the jackasses who inflicted this on them, so yeah, New Yorkers really are too stupid to run their own lives.
Movie theater owners are about to become very political. They make the majority of their profit (between 75 to 80%) from concessions. The majority of their profit from concessions are popcorn and soda.
Time for you to be rational. Get with the program.
A murdered fetus will never get obese. Abortion is another way of preventing obesity at the root. It's a two-fer also. Mom don'tget fat either.
So now people buy two 24-ouncers instead ...
Remember Prohibition? Remember how well that worked out?
Someone please challenge the constitutionality of this draconian bullflop ...!
Won’t they be selling more sodas now?
No doubt the mayor has some rich buddies who want to force the Japanese company to sell them the NYC 7/11 franchise.
Or just as likely they intend to run the Japanese out of NYC
Time after time I see the totalitarians squelch freedom more and more.
When will the revolution start to stop all of this nonsense?
It is mind-boggling that it didn’t start years ago.
7-11 is not included since it’s a convenience store. It’s 64-oz big gulp will still be available.
But when you go to McDonald’s you won’t be able to buy anything bigger than 16 oz at a time.
If I owned an establishment in that town I think this would be the perfect time to introduce my “Buy One 16 oz. Soda, Get Two Free” promotion.
Being an American means always being willing to say “F*** Off!” to your government.
No more ‘giant’ chocolate malted to share with my wife at Red Robin Resturants. The inmates are truly running the asylm, but that may be an insult to the insane in comparing them to this group of politicans.
The person thought I was nuts.
Well, here we are...
Criminal Bloomers and his dyke counterpart head of the city council has decided for your own good that FREEDOM is counter productive to good health.
**** you Mike and the dyke you rode in on
I hope it burns down when the stores stop taking EBTs and the freaks riot.
I don’t know, but there’s probably 8 or 9 new agencies in NYC writing regulations on it, and hundreds of bureaucrats ready to enforce this.
Freedom. They apparently just don’t fully get the concept in NYC.
Nope. When someone goes in, they will buy one soda and be done. Before they would buy the biggest soda as it was the “best value”, but it was also the best price point for the theater.
Now people will buy a smaller popcorn (because in their minds they won’t have enough soda to wash it down) and a 16oz soda. Instead of spending $14 for a large popcorn and soda, they will be spending $8 for a small popcorn and soda.
It will cost theaters thousands of dollars a week.
Thanks for that highly relevant clarification. I’d have to run a McDonalds to use my fix to this idiotic legislation. How about burrito stands, does it apply to them?
Convict #1: “What are you in here for?”
Convict #2: “Premeditated murder. And you?”
Convict #1: “Selling 24 ounce sodas.”
I believe it applies to all street vendors and all restaurants. I’m surprised 7-11 isn’t included because they also sell prepared food, but it’s not (or at least the last I heard). I don’t know how the food store/delis will be judged.
And, to someone else’s point, diet sodas are not included.
Good luck finding a place in NYC that doesn’t have the fountain behind the counter, though. Too many people and too many homeless to take a chance on letting the public serve themselves.
I see your point.
And baby formula.
You solve that by selling them 2 16 oz sodas, and one 32 oz cup. Hand them the sodas, let them pour the contents into their own, personal one cent cup. They could also use those 32 oz plastic cups that are refillable; just bring them in and ask for 2 16 oz drinks and say FU to Mayor Nannie.