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December 6, 2006

No more trans fats in NYC

Someone had to be first.  New York City has approved its proposed ban on artificial trans fats in restaurant food.  It is actually only a partial ban -- restaurant foods can still have less than a half a gram per serving, but the regulation is nevertheless significant.

In addition, restaurants that post food composition information anywhere must now provide it on the menu.  The Calorie rule is explicitly intended to help combat obesity.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene press release.

Parke Wilde's U.S. Food Policy Blog (because he does a nice job and is worth reading)

December 6, 2006 in Food culture, Labeling, Obesity, Restaurants | Permalink

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