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Why is Sodium Getting Attention?

Earlier last week, we talked about the New York City Board of Health and its need to put salt warning labels on its food. These labels applied in the case of restaurants with over 15 locations. The ruling was that there should be a black triangle with a salt shaker next to any menu item with over 2,300 mg of sodium.

The new rules weren’t intended to get people to shut off their commercial ovens. These were really meant to get people to be more aware of the sodium which is present in the foods that they eat. The National Restaurant Association is disputing the authority that the Board of Health has to enact this legislation.

“The regulation, like the Soda Ban before it, is completely arbitrary in its scope, reach, and application. With the Sodium Mandate, the Board has required the disclosure of just enough inaccurate and controversial information about sodium in certain food items to cause far reaching negative consequences rather than help consumers and reduce health risks,” says the National Restaurant Association.

When you’re cooking something tasty in the kitchen, do you necessarily think about the sodium that is contained inside? We’d love to know what you think about the NRA suing the New York City Board of Health.

2015-12-08 00:00:00
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