A Manhattan Judge has handed down a decision that upholds the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) regulation, passed earlier this year, that mandates chain restaurants post a warning next to menu items that contain more than 2,300 mg of salt. Chain restaurants qualify as any establishment with 15 or more locations.
The City will begin enforcing this law and begin issuing fines to those in violation on March 1. To view and download the salt shaker warning that must appear next to the menu items containing more than 2,300 mg of salt please click here.
The National Restaurant Association, who brought the suit against the City and argued that this regulation should have gone through the City Council and not the DOH, said that they plan on appealing today’s decision. For more information on this regulation please visit the DOH's website.
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