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Mayor Bloomberg’s Sugar Soda Ban is Still Dead

July 30, 2013 by


New York restaurants can continue selling large sugary drinks after an appeals court sided Tuesday with a lower court ruling that found the city’s restrictions on such beverages to be “arbitrary and capricious.” The Supreme Court’s Appellate Division found that the city’s Board of Health “failed to act within the bounds of its lawfully delegated […]

Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban

March 11, 2013 by


A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure. The city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new […]

End of U.S. Produce Tests for Pathogens Angers Advocates

November 14, 2012 by


By Stephanie Armour A U.S. program that tests random produce samples for salmonella and other pathogens is ending, angering food-safety advocates who said the initiative that was knocked down by industry lobbyists protects public health. Produce sampling stopped Nov. 9 and testing of food already collected will continue, Jim Brownlee, a spokesman at the U.S. […]

Food Safe Guru – Nestle And General Mills To Cut Sugar In Kids’ Cereals Outside Of US

October 15, 2012 by


I don’t understand this. Michelle Obama and the “Let’s Move” movement has made some headway into childhood obesity. Mayor Bloomberg has New Yorkers objecting to his ban on sugary sodas. Now we have Nestle and General Mills cutting sugar in their products overseas. My question is why not here?  Do these mega companies understand that […]

Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak Probed by U.S. Prosecutors

August 14, 2012 by


By Stephanie Armour Jensen Farms, the U.S. cantaloupe processor linked to the listeria outbreak last year that killed at least 30 people, is the subject of a criminal investigation by the federal government, according to a lawyer for victims. Bill Marler, a lawyer at Marler Clark LLP, sent an e-mail on Aug. 12 to clients […]


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