Nanny State

$1,000 Salt Coming to New York Restaurants?


This is a chunk of text from Bill A10129, introduced on Friday in the New York state assembly, which "Prohibits the use of salt by restaurants in the preparation of food by restaurants."

Naturally, the penalties for the use of salt while cooking food are totally proportionate and reasonable:

$1,000 a pinch? $1,000 a grain? If the bill passes—which we can only hope it won't, since it is the ravings of a madman in legislative form—it looks like the folks at are going to have to revisit their entry on the world's most expensive salt.

Via the Twitter feed of @consumerfreedom.