Just yesterday a NYC Supreme Court judge upheld the sodium warning labels about to appear on restaurant menus near you. Pushed forward and passed last year by the NYC Board of Health, the new labels will take affect starting next week. The warning icon will be on items that contain 2,300 mg or more of sodium, across restaurants with more than 15 locations across the country.
The warning icon was challenged by the National Restaurant Association, which led to yesterday's ruling. NRA has noted that they plan to appeal.
New Yorkers, as ABC news reports, consumers roughly 40 percent more than the recommended daily allowance.
This is a huge win for public health, though I expect a patchwork of policies to spin off the NYC label. Perhaps a national icon is headed to a chain restaurant near you?