Judge: NYC Can Fine Chains That Don’t Post Salt Warnings

New York — Large chain restaurants and fast-food eateries in the nation’s most populous city can be fined up to $600 beginning next week for not posting salt warnings on menu items that contain more than the recommended daily dose of sodium, a judge ruled last week. “Some people love salty food and are just going to eat those salty foods regardless of whether there’s a salt icon next to it,” Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower said...

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Consumer Confidential: Why Is the Food Industry Dead-Set Against Warning Labels?

Consumers are frequently told that it’s their responsibility to make informed decisions. Otherwise, let the buyer beware. So it’s striking that some industries seem to work overtime preventing people from having all the information needed to choose wisely. A recent Field Poll in California found that 78 percent of California voters support placing labels on sugary drinks that warn of possible health hazards, up from 74 percent two...

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