NYC Restaurants May Have To Disclose Sugar Content

New York City restaurants are already required to indicate high salt levels, but now chain restaurants could also be required to warn customers about high sugar content in their menu items.

On Wednesday a bill was introduced which would require a warning next to menu items and on signs for items that contain over 12 grams of added sugar or face fines from $200-$2,500 for violating the proposed law.

According to some independent studies some fast food meals contain more than two days worth of sugar. For example, Wendy's apple pecan chicken salad has 40 grams of sugar and the American Heart Association recommends no more than 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams per day for men.

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017 cases of diabetes have risen to an estimated 30.3 million

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