Restaurants suing over salt lables in NYC

File-In this undated image released by the New York City Health Department, shows a graphic that will soon be warning NYC consumers of high salt content. New York City is opening a new era in nutritional warnings this week: Chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes. The first-of-its-kind rule takes effect Tuesday. It will require a salt-shaker-like emblem on some sandwiches, salads and other menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium. That’s about a teaspoon. (Antonio D'Angelo/New York City Health Department via AP)

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York City restaurants are getting salty over a new warning label law.

The National Restaurant Association is filing a lawsuit just two days after a first-of-its-kind rule requiring chains to mark high-sodium menu items with a salt shaker.

The group says it confuses and misleads consumers, while overstepping the Board of Health’s authority.

The City saw a similar lawsuit when it passed sugary drink limits in the past.

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