U.S. Berkeley City Council Passes Ordinance to Ban Sugar-High Confectionery Displays on the Side of the Cash Register

Berkeley City Council bans sugar-high candy display on the side of the cash register September 27, 19:12

The Berkeley City Council in western California has passed an ordinance banning the display of sugar-containing confectionery on the side of supermarket cash registers. With regard to the new coronavirus, it has been pointed out that people with chronic diseases such as diabetes may become severely ill, so there is a lot of interest in whether such a movement will spread throughout the United States as a countermeasure against infection.

California’s Berkeley City Council unanimously passed an ordinance today banning the display of sugar-containing sweets and drinks on shelves beside supermarket cash registers.

The ordinance is scheduled to enter into force in March next year, and stores with a sales floor area exceeding a certain size will not be able to display anything that exceeds the prescribed amount, such as 5 grams or more of sugar contained in a single product.

The city council explains the purpose of the ordinance that such goods should not be placed in the eyes of children lined up at the cash register for accounting purposes.

In addition, it has been pointed out that among people infected with the new coronavirus, people with chronic diseases such as diabetes are likely to become severe, so there is interest in whether such a movement will spread throughout the United States as a countermeasure against infection.