Monday, February 24, 2014

California Bill Seeks Warnings on Sugary Drinks

California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a California state lawmaker announced on February 13, 2014. The bill, SB1000, by Sen. William Monning D-Carmel, would require manufacturers to place warnings on beverage containers that have added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces. The label would read, “state of California safety warning.” The bill has the backing of the California Medical Association and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. Sponsors of the bill note that there is overwhelming research showing the link between sugary drinks and health problems, adding that the wording was developed by a national panel of nutrition and public health experts.

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