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California could add warning labels on soda, sugary drinks

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By The Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced on Thursday.

SB1000 would require the warning on the front of all beverage containers with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces. The label would read: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.”

Democratic Sen. William Monning, who proposed the bill, said there is overwhelming research showing the link between sugary drinks and those health problems, adding that the wording was developed by a national panel of nutrition and public health experts. The bill has the backing of the California Medical Association and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

 

 
 


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