NEW YORK (NEWS10) – New York City is beginning a new era in nutritional warnings.
Chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes. The first-of-its-kind rule will require a salt-shaker emblem on those items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium.
That’s about a teaspoon.
The Board of Health approved the new warning in September. Public advocates cheer the measure. Experts say most Americans consume too much salt, raising their risks of high blood pressure and heart problems.
Salt producers say the city’s policy is misguided, and restaurateurs say the city should leave the matter to federal regulators.