“When the science is this conclusive, the state of California has a responsibility to take steps to protect consumers,” Monning said. “As with tobacco and alcohol warnings, this legislation will give Californians essential information they need to make healthier choices.”Gee, it causes tooth decay! That's worse than cancer!! Do they really think people don't know this? Does this mean that people will finally have the ammunition to sue Coca Cola just like they did Big Tobacco?
SB 1000 would require a warning label on the front of all cans and bottles of soda and fruit drinks sold in stores with added sweetners that have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces. The label would read: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.”
At fast food restaurants with self-serve soda dispensers, the label would be on the dispenser. In a movie theater or business where the dispenser is behind the counter and used by employees, the label would be on the counter.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Health warning labels proposed for soda sold in California
What complete nonsense. When will the stupidity in CA ever stop?