IFA backs judge's decision to overturn NYC's soda restrictions

03/13/2013 | Nation's Restaurant News (free registration)

One day before New York City's ban on large sugary drinks was to go into effect, a state supreme court judge overturned the regulations, saying they were "arbitrary and capricious." "We applaud the court's decision to prevent Mayor Bloomberg's unnecessary and ineffective proposal from being enacted and enforced. The proposal was an example of government overreach that unfairly targeted restaurant franchises and would have done little to combat obesity, while placing excessive and arbitrary costs on franchisees throughout New York City," said Judith Thorman, senior vice president of government relations and public policy for the IFA.

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