ARGENTINA: Tucumán governor will question Córdoba's rule on sugar consumption

Published: 09/12/2017, 5:03:20 PM

The governor of Argentina's Tucumán province Juan Manzur plans to question in court the new rule aiming to limit sugar consumption at restaurants in Córdoba, according to Argentina's La Gaceta news website.

The local legislative chamber from the Argentinian city of Córdoba decided Thursday that restaurants and bars cannot have sugar available on tables anymore, and customers will have to ask waiters for sugar.

Manzur said the new rule is unconstitutional and plans to fight against it in court to defend jobs in the sugar industry at the province.

The strategy to question the measure in court also aims to avoid that other local governments pass the same rule to limit sugar exposure at restaurants.