- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for warning icons on salty chain restaurant foods June 6 after getting an appeals court’s go-ahead to start issuing fines. But it’s not the final word on whether the regulation will stand.

An appellate judge had put enforcement temporarily on hold in February. A panel of appeals judges Thursday lifted the hold.

But they didn’t decide who will prevail in the National Restaurant Association’s lawsuit against the city Health Department over the warnings. They’re required for chain eatery dishes that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of salt. That’s about a teaspoon.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s pleased with the decision. The restaurant association wants the city to delay enforcement voluntarily until the case is decided.



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