"The National Restaurant Association recently filed an appeal seeking to overturn New York City's requirement that chain restaurants must post a warning next to food items that contain more than 2,300 milligrams of ... [salt]." - Kathleen Rubino, Abovethelaw, October 27, 2016. Here is the article.
There really was a time when a salt shaker was placed on every table in every restaurant. No one turned toward those doing some heavy shaking with censuring looks. And salting was so automatic that mentors warned us: On job interviews, don't add additional salt before you taste the food.
That time, of course, was before healthy eating became America's new religion. The self-appointed popes, cardinals, and bishops first leveraged shame to stop that hand from reaching for any extra sodium on food. After all, they had the statistics on how much sodium was already in processed foods. The latter, that's a whole 'nother story
Next they went to regulatory agencies and filed lawsuits. That's where things stand.
Currently if you want to sin with salt, you better do in an isolated area, with no one to bear witness to this crime against the self as well as the national healthcare bill..
Or, you can be a heretic. Go into a Mickey D in Manhattan, armed with a salt shaker. Tell those at other tables to "salt up, as much as you want."
Maybe for Halloween parties in Manhattan, Rubino should dress as a salt shaker. If she has the clout, she can get others to create costumes as supersize sodas, raw chocolate chip cookie dough, and, horrors, sliced white bread.
Oh, yeah, someone can simulate Michael Bloomberg in a cute Mary Poppins outfit. His obit in The New York Times could well start, "A financial genius and company builder, Michael Bloomberg became downright cartoonish when he took on the role of Food Nanny ..."