Restaurant Owners Unhappy About New York’s Sodium-labelling Rules


NEW YORK — New York City is facing a new rule requiring restaurant chains to post warnings on dishes with high amounts of sodium.

The Board of Health approved the rule back in September, making the city the first municipality to require chains to post high-sodium warnings. Restaurants with at least 15 U.S. locations will be required to add a salt-shaker icon on menu items that exceed the recommended limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium — about a teaspoon.

The National Restaurant Association is reportedly planning to challenge the block on sodium rule, citing it as “overly onerous and a costly burden” for eateries.

While restaurants were expected to comply as of Tuesday, the city will not be setting fines until March 1.

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