Tag Archives: soft drinks

Federal Court Greenlights Class Action Lawsuit Against Canada Dry Ginger Ale For Not Containing Any Ginger

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge in Missouri ruled that Dr. Pepper can’t dodge a class action claiming its Canada Dry Ginger Ale is not made with real ginger. “Because plaintiff alleges independent laboratory testing revealed that the product does not contain a detectable amount of ginger and a reasonable consumer would be misled into believing that the product contains ...

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Bad News For Mexicoke Fans

Via the New York Post: “Mexicoke,” the Mexican version of Coca-Cola that’s become a cult favorite north of the border may go the way of New Coke thanks to a Bloomberg-style “fat tax.” Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, has indicated it may drop a key ingredient, cane sugar, after Mexico’s congress last week passed a ...

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Judge Blocks NYC’s Big Gulp Ban

New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks was to go into effect tomorrow, but today a state judge blocked the city from enforcing the new law. The city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” wrote New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, blocking the rules one day before they would have taken effect. ...

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Nanny Bloomberg Goes After Soda

Add soft drinks to the lengthening list of products on Bloomberg’s hit list. The above poster is now plastered all over the subway system. Mayor Bloomberg defended the graphic posters. “What do you want to do? Do you want to have people lose their legs?” Bloomberg said Tuesday. “Or do you want to show them what happens so that they ...

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A Sin Tax On Soda

Congress is considering adding a “sin tax” to sales of soft drinks, energy drinks, and other sweetened beverages both to reduce consumption and raise revenue for President Obama’s health care plan. The Senate Finance Committee has a session scheduled today to hear varying proposals from experts who’ve been looking for ways to help finance President Obama’s proposed universal health care ...

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