New York City begins requiring salt warnings
NEW YORK — New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week as chain restaurants start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes.
The first-of-its-kind rule takes effect Tuesday, and requires a salt-shaker emblem on some sandwiches, salads and other menu items that top the recommended daily limit of about a teaspoon of sodium.
Experts say most Americans consume too much salt, raising their risks of high blood pressure and heart problems. The plan faces opposition and a potential court challenge from restaurant groups and salt producers.