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Baltimore, Md., Health Code § 6-509 (current through Mar. 18, 2019)
Brief Summary
This law prohibits food service facilities from offering children's meals that include a beverage unless the beverage is water without added sweeteners, milk or a non-dairy milk alternative, or 100% fruit juice (plain or combined with water), in a portion of no more than eight ounces.
Legal Strategies
Prohibits/discourages something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Maryland
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Baltimore
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See references to "children's meals" and "consumption by children." § 6-509.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. This section is located in the City's Health Code. Baltimore, Md., Health Code.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 6-509(a).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. General provisions for the larger title indicate that the Commissioner of Health is responsible for regulating and licensing food service facilities, but specific implementation details for section 6-102 are not provided. § 6-102.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Any person who violates any provision of this title or of a rule or regulation adopted under this title is guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, is subject to the penalties specified in this section." The "basic penalty" is $1,000. "Except as specified in subsection (c) of this section, the penalty for a violation is a fine of not more than $1,000 for each offense." §6-802.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This section is located in Title 6- Food Service Facilities; Subtitle 5- Miscellaneous Regulations. History: Ord. 18-126.