The National Restaurant Association Sues NYC Over Salt

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That didn’t take long. The National Restaurant Association, a lobbying group representing the industry as a whole, plans to sue New York City’s Department of Health over a new rule, set to take effect tomorrow, that requires restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to mark items that have at least 2,300 milligrams of salt with a cautionary emblem. An NRA spokesperson tells Politico New York that while the Board of Health says this new rule is aimed at corporate chains, it’s really an attack on small businesses and the “latest assault which goes too far, too fast for New York’s restaurant community.” While the logo looks alarmist, the rule doesn’t dictate a maximum salt content for foods.

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