The New York Daily News reports that "a state appeals court has upheld a controversial city rule requiring chain restaurants to post menu warnings on high-salt items. The regulation, which has been litigated extensively since its adoption in fall 2015, mandates that any eatery with more than 15 U.S. locations place a salt shaker image next to any item with over 2,300 mg of sodium — the maximum recommended daily limit. Each violation costs $200."

The Associated Press writes that this is just "the latest in a series of novel nutritional moves by the nation's biggest city, and it comes as health advocates, federal regulators and some in the food industry are trying to get Americans to cut down on salt. Experts say most Americans consume too much of it, raising their risks of high blood pressure and heart problems."

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) had fought the rule in the courts, and said after the ruling that it was still considering its options, arguing that it is "arbitrary and capricious" as well as "onerous."

KC's View: I understand why the NRA thinks this is an onerous regulation. But capricious and arbitrary? Not so much ... because it seems clear that salt intake creates enormous health problems, and that many people have no idea now much salt is in their foods. I like the idea of this label, because it allows me to make an informed decision.

Nothing onerous in that for me.