On February 10th, 2017, the State Appelate Divison, ruled that NYC Board of Health acted constitutionally and within its authority when it ordered *chain restaurants to put a salt warning label on all foods that have more than a days worth of sodium content. Sounds like a lot of salt, actually it’s about a teaspoon.
While the American Heart Association considers this a victory for consumers, the National Restaurant Association, claiming that placing the icon is costly and burdensome to all New York City restaurants, vows that it will continue to fight.
While the battle continues the salt icon is here to stay ..for now.
*the regulation applies to all chains with at least 15 outlets nationwide