Diners at many chain restaurants in New York City are now seeing warnings on menus next to items that are high in sodium, under a rule believed to be the first of its kind in the country, according to a story in The New York Times.
The symbol of a salt shaker in a black triangle warns customers about items that contain more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium, the recommended daily maximum, the story said. The city estimated about 10 percent of menu items need the warning, The New York Times said.
The rule is part of a measure approved in September that also requires the restaurants to post a clearly visible statement warning customers that high sodium intake can increase blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke, The New York Times said.
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