Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

soda pop tax

Public anger leads to repeal of soda pop tax in Chicago area

On a veto-proof 15-2 vote, the Cook County Board responded to angry constituents Wednesday by repealing Chicago’s hated soda pop tax. Board President Toni Preckwinkle did not say if she’d veto the repeal, which would then require a perfunctory override vote. No matter. The penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks imposed in the… Continue Reading

Chicago hates the soda pop tax; repeal vote likely this week

Since first enacted on March 1, 2015, in Berkeley, CA, the sugar tax on soft drinks has tempted cities around the country. Chicago, however, is ready to drop the “soda pop tax.” The soda pop tax would have raised $200 million next year from the penny-per-ounce levy on sugar and artificially sweetened beverages. Cook County… Continue Reading