Today, the New York Times reports on the Bloomberg administration's new efforts to cut back the salt in chains and restaurants all over New York—setting "a goal of reducing the amount of salt in packaged and restaurant food by 25 percent over the next five years."
The city's campaign against salt resembles its push to cut trans fat from restaurant foods, which began with a call for voluntary compliance. When that did not work, the city passed a law to force restaurants to eliminate trans fat.
But city officials said it would be difficult to legislate sodium reduction.
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