NYC health department now requires that chain restaurant to label food items that has more than 2300 mg of sodium (the max daily amount recommended by the government) with a salt-shaker symbol. The rule will go live on 12/1.
What do folks think?
I have some mixed feeling about this law. While it is good to point out excessive salt in food, there are other problem areas with dishes in chains, like calories, fat. the question is where the line should be drawn on the warnings.
The other thought is around the rule only applying to chains. Understood that if the rule is applied to all restaurants its a disproportional burden on independent restaurants and especially mom and pop restaurants, but there is plenty of salt in some non-chains as well.