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Soda industry challenges warning labels in court

Apr 08, 2016 - The San Francisco Chronicle

The beverage industry challenged San Francisco's proposed warning label on ads for sugary drinks - that they increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay - in federal court Thursday, arguing that the city is unfairly and illegally implying that sodas are more health-damaging than cheeseburgers or pizzas.

By singling out one product, the city is telling consumers that "there's something special about beverages with added sugar, something more dangerous," Richard Bress, a lawyer fo...