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The New York Times reports that the Appellate Division of New York Supreme Court has "ordered a temporary halt to New York City’s enforcement of a measure requiring some chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items with high levels of sodium," pending judicial review of the legality of the regulation.

The story notes that New York City's Board of Health unanimously approved the regulation last year, saying that restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide must "place small images of saltshakers next to menu items with at least 2,300 milligrams of sodium, which many nutritionists say should be the daily limit." The rule was opposed by the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

While the judicial review is taking place, the city health department can inform restaurants that are not complying with the rule, but not issue fines.
KC's View:
Ah. Another industry effort to tamp down on consumer-centric transparency.

What fools these mortals be.