NYC appeals ruling on big-soda ban
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to limit sugary drinks to 16 ounces.
March 29th, 2013
07:02 PM ET

NYC appeals ruling on big-soda ban

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed would happen, the New York City Law Department has filed an appeal after a New York judge scrapped the city's controversial ban on big containers of soda.

"Consistent with our desire to get a quick appellate review, the city filed its brief with the appeals court this week," said Fay Ng, senior counsel for the department's appeals division, in a written statement. "The sugary drinks proposal is an important part of the mayor's health initiative."

The Board of Health regulation would limit the size of drinking cups for sugary beverages to a maximum of 16 ounces at food service establishments in the city.

The regulation was adopted in September to help lower obesity rates, but a state Supreme Court judge overturned it as "arbitrary and capricious."

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Filed under: Health • New York • Nutrition • U.S.
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Nacho Cheese Dip On A Friday Night In 1989

    NYC has proved itself to be the most backwards place on the planet.

    March 30, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol! Ya think?

    March 31, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. ronvan

    Stupid is as stupid does! I used to say that things would never happen because of our system. HOWEVER, as I watch more and more things that are happening, maybe, "big brother" is actually taking over?

    April 1, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Catmandew

      NYC has taken over yet again! So much for the land of the free. Should be up to the buyer!

      April 1, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
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