Court upholds NYC sodium warnings

As NPR reports this morning, a New York state trial court (misleadingly named the "New York State Supreme Court" apparently for historical reasons) upheld the City's requirement that restaurants label high sodium menu items. The story explains, "Mandated salt warnings on menus are intended to make New Yorkers more aware of the link between excessive salt in their diets and high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to health officials."

Here's what the label looks like:

  In New York City's chain restaurants, this salt shaker icon will now appear next to menu items containing 2,300 mg or more of sodium — the recommended daily limit.

The National Restaurant Association, which brought the case, is mulling an appeal.

Listen to the story here.

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