FDA preps plan to reduce salt in restaurants (Associated Press/Yahoo)
Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg told the Associated Press. “We believe we can make a big impact working with the industry to bring sodium levels down, because the current level of consumption really is higher than it should be for health,” Hamburg said. It’s still unclear when FDA will release the guidelines.

—Ron Ruggless

California soda labeling bill fails in Assembly committee (Sacramento Bee)
A proposal to require warning labels on sodas and sports drinks in California failed in the state Assembly on Tuesday.

—Lisa Jennings

NLRB: Starbucks can't fire cursing, pro-union worker (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The coffeehouse operator cannot fire a union activist employee who cursed at a manager in front of customers.

—Marcella Veneziale

Roy Choi goes from food truck operator to hotelier (The New York Times)
The New York Times traces Kogi Truck pioneer Roy Choi from his humble beginnings to becoming the creative mind behind a hot new hotel.

—Bret Thorn