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Food Manufacturers Reduce Sugar, Salt Content, But Fight Back on Sugary Drink Ban

The food and beverage industry has made some major moves in recent days in the struggle over super-sweet products. Major cereal-makers Nestle and General Mills pledged to cut sugar and salt content in children's breakfast cereals abroad, while soda and restaurant trade groups sued to stop a New York City ban on sales of large sugary drinks.

On Monday, Nestle and General Mills said that by 2015, they will cut sugar content in 20 popular breakfast cereals by up to 30 percent. The two companies have a joint venture known as Cereal Partners Worldwide, which sells brands such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Nesquik outside North America.

Late Friday, a group of businesses and trade groups sued to invalidate the New York City Board of Health's recent decision to ban sales of large sugary drinks at certain merchants.

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On Monday, Nestle and General Mills said that by 2015, they will cut sugar content in 20 popular breakfast cereals by up to 30 percent. The two companies have a joint venture known as Cereal Partners Worldwide, which sells brands such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Nesquik outside North America.

Late Friday, a group of businesses and trade groups sued to invalidate the New York City Board of Health's recent decision to ban sales of large sugary drinks at certain merchants.

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