The Straits Times
Published on Oct 13, 2012

Beverage industry sues over NYC crackdown on sugary drinks


NEW YORK (AP) - Soft drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block New York City's move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.

The American Beverage Association and others sued the city on Friday. City officials had no immediate response.

The city's Board of Health approved the unprecedented regulation last month. It would stop restaurants, cafeterias and concession stands from selling soda and other high-calorie drinks in containers larger than half a litre.

The rule is set to take effect in March.