NY court hears appeal against salt-warning fines
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NEW YORK — An appeals court has heard arguments on New York City's first-of-its-kind rule that requires chain restaurants to use menu icons to warn patrons of salty foods.
The regulation mandates that chain restaurants put a salt-shaker icon on menu items that exceed the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, about a teaspoon.
The National Restaurant Association argues that the city should leave nutritional warnings up to federal regulators. It says there's no consensus among scientists about how much salt is too much.
The city Law Department said Wednesday it's confident the health board has the proper authority.
A court decision in May allowed the city to issue the fines of up to $600.
Since June, 1,500 restaurants have been inspected and 455 received violation notices.
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