Thursday, January 24, 2013
SODA BAN HEARING
Yesterday, at 60 Centre Street, the NYC Dept of Health was challenged by many parties in court over the proposed soda (sugary beverage) ban. One of the issues I thought interesting was if an establishment puts sugar in a beverage like Dunkin Donuts then they must comply w the ban, but if they are like Starbucks and allow the consumer to sweeten their own drinks, then they do not have to comply.
Also you can still buy a giant drink at CVS, but not your local pizza shop. This all came up b/c the Dept of Health does not regulate CVS drug stores but they regulate the pizza shop. The arguments were interesting but the very short argument by the NAACP lawyer garnered a lot of the press.