Public Health & Policy / December 2, 2015

NYC Mandatory Salt Warnings

By Charles Platkin, PhD

From NPR…”The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer watchdog group in Washington, D.C., has identified other meals that can be real bombs, too. For instance, at Red Lobster, diners have the option of creating a combo meal of fried shrimp, french fries, a cheese biscuit, pasta and Caesar salad that has more than 6,000 mg of sodium. That’s about three days’ worth of sodium.

is the first city in the U.S. to require a sodium warning. The rule applies to with 15 locations anywhere in the U.S. — not just in the city. Restaurants will have until March 1 to comply. After that, they can be fined.”

Read more here>>>   You can also read this column about sodium in foods.


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