California Becomes First State to Ban Trans Fats

California’s restaurants must be trans fat-free by 2010, and retail baked goods sold in the state must eliminate the artificial fats by 2011, according to new state legislation signed Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s restaurants must be trans fat-free by 2010, and retail baked goods sold in the state must eliminate the artificial fats by 2011, according to new state legislation signed Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill makes California the first state in the nation to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils, following similar moves by a handful of major cities, including New York and Philadelphia. When the ban takes effect, violators will incur fines rangin

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