A fear that carrot and beet juice from a US company could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to warn consumers about the potential health risks.
Lawyers for plaintiffs in the beverage and restaurant industries plan to file a formal request for an injunction to prevent Mayor Bloomberg from implementing his ban on super-size sodas until legal action challenging the move is resolved.
Oral arguments in a lawsuit brought against New York City's health board over Mayor Bloomberg’s super-size soda ban will be heard at 10am tomorrow morning (Jan 23), the American Beverage Association (ABA) has confirmed.
The American Beverage Association (ABA) and other opponents of New York City's proposed ban on super-size sodas have filed a lawsuit arguing that the city's health board - which voted to implement the ban - did not have the authority to do so.
Beverage makers have blasted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “discriminatory ban” on sales of super-sized sodas, while supporters have dismissed the industry’s “professionally manufactured outrage” and urged other states to follow suit.
McDonald's and Coke have blasted New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s radical bid to ban sales of super-sized sodas from foodservice outlets as “misguided”, while supporters have hailed it as the "boldest effort yet" to tackle obesity.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials have rejected a proposal from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would have banned sugary drinks from the list of products that can be bought with food stamps.
Both the New York State Assembly and Senate have rejected a proposed tax on sugary soft drinks in their budget resolutions, but a decision will only be finalized after negotiations with the state governor.