GULP AWAY! Judge strikes down large-size sugary drink ban
A day before it was supposed to take effect, Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial limit on large-size sodas and other sugary beverages was struck down Monday by a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge.
The restriction on such beverages served in containers larger than 16 ounces was supposed to start Tuesday.
The suit had been brought by the Korean-American Grocers Association, the National Restaurant Association, the Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the Soft Drink and Brewery Workers Union and others who had something to lose from the new Health Department regulation.
Opponents of the plan – among them many elected officials as well as businesspeople – were happy with the ruling, but the Mayor’s Office planned to appeal.