New resource on accessing healthy food in the age of COVID-19. Featuring local government policies that accelerate, prioritize or facilitate food access during the pandemic.
View the Resource
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.