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New York City Health Code § 81.50 (current through Feb. 17, 2018)
Brief Summary
Establishes menu labeling and nutritional information disclosure requirements for chain restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide. Note: the federal menu labeling law passed in 2010 may impact this law.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: New York
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: New York
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Has provision addressing children's menus. See § 81.50(d)(2)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Requires provision of nutritional information (§ 81.50(d)); also, general scope provision for Article 81 refers to goal of protecting health and safety. § 81.01.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 81.50(a); see also § 81.03 (general definitions) and § 1.03 (definitions for Health Code).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Rules of the City of New York; New York City Health Code; Title IV (Environmental Sanitation); Article 81 (Food Preparation and Food Establishments). Ordinance: Amended City Record 9/16/2015, eff. 12/1/2016.