New York City is one of the largest and most progressive cities in the country. For all its faults, the Big Apple is trying its best to make its citizens be a little bit healthier, and it’s not afraid to take on the restaurant industry to do that. First they came for the large soda. Now they’re coming after the salt shaker. New York City restaurant menus now have to come with salt warnings on high-sodium menu items.
Salt is one of the most important things in a human being’s diet. If you have too much salt, it might be bad for you; if you don’t have enough salt, it’s definitely bad for you. It also happens to be delicious in the right proportions. Still, most restaurant food items have a lot of salt, and NYC’s new law is designed to warn consumers about the salt content of what they’re eating. If a menu item has over 2300MG of salt, the daily recommended allowance of salt for an adult, it now has to be labeled with a little black-and-white triangle with a salt shaker inside starting next month.
Said Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower, “It’s information. I believe information is power.”
The National Restaurant Association would disagree, Justice Rakower.
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