Senate Health Okays Sugary Drink Warning Label Bill

The Senate Committee on Health yesterday passed a bill that would require all sodas and other sweetened beverages sold in California to carry a warning label about the possible harmful effects of drinking them.

The warning label would apply to drinks of 75 calories or more per 12-ounce serving and would read: "STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay."

Yesterday's hearing was the first big test for SB 1000 by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel). The bill generated heated discussion and ultimately passed on a 5-2 vote.  Read more here.

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