To help Philadelphian’s have the information they need to prevent or control high blood pressure, Philadelphia requires chain restaurants with 15 or more locations to post warning labels on menu items and combination meals with 2,300 mg of sodium or more. Eating one of these items alone would put the consumer over the maximum daily sodium intake recommended by the American Heart Association. The sodium warning labels will look like this:
The sodium warning label law became effective on September 12, 2018, and chain restaurants will be required to include the label on high sodium menu items starting September 14, 2019.
To request a vector file (.AI) of the sodium warning label in English or Spanish, please contact: Health-Sodium@phila.gov
Frequently Asked Questions about the law: read here
And for more information about high blood pressure and sodium, click here