POLICY DATABASE
Policy 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.

Background Information

State New York
Jurisdiction Name New York
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

Has provision addressing children's menus. See § 81.50(d)(2)).

Health-related goal?
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.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 81.50(a); see also § 81.03 (general definitions) and § 1.03 (definitions for Health Code).

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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.