NEW YORK (AP) — New York could become the first U.S. city. to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants, taking campaigns to cut down on salt into new territory, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The city's Health Department will propose Wednesday that all chain restaurants add a salt-shaker-like symbol on menus next to products that contain more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, or about 1 teaspoon of salt.
Here are a few menu items from major chain restaurants that would need a high-sodium warning:
— At Panera Bread, the Italian combo sandwich — seared steak, smoked turkey, ham, salami and onions — has 2,830 mg of sodium.
— At Dunkin' Donuts, a salt bagel contains 3,380 mg of sodium.
— At Subway, a foot-long spicy Italian sub has 2,980 mg of sodium.
— At Kentucky Fried Chicken, the KFC famous bowl has 2,450 mg of sodium, while a family-sized tray of popcorn nuggets contains 4,670 mg of sodium.
— At TGI Fridays, the sesame jack chicken strips contain 2,700 mg of sodium, while the full rack of baby back ribs contains 3,010 mg of sodium.