NY Appeals Court Upholds NYC Restaurant Salt Warning Rule

By Joyce Hanson (February 10, 2017, 3:49 PM EST) -- A New York appeals court on Friday affirmed a trial court's rejection of a challenge to a controversial rule requiring chain restaurants in New York City to alert customers to high-sodium food they serve.

New York Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer wrote for the Manhattan appellate division, with all four other justices concurring, that the New York City Board of Health had acted legally and well within its authority in adopting the rule that caused the National Restaurant Association to file a lawsuit opposing the rule.

"Excess consumption of sodium, the primary ingredient of salt, can cause high blood pressure, which...

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