New York City Bans Trans Fats

NEW YORK - The New York City Board of Health yesterday voted unanimously to ban trans fats in the city's more than 22,000 restaurants, making New York the first major U.S. city to enact such a ban.

NEW YORK - The New York City Board of Health yesterday voted unanimously to ban trans fats in the city‘s more than 22,000 restaurants, making New York the first major U.S. city to enact such a ban. The city‘s restaurant owners will be required to discontinue use of any frying oils containing trans fats by July 2007, and will be prohibited from serving any foods containing added trans fats -- such as many pre-breaded or pre-cooked items -- by July 2008. The city‘s chapter of t

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