Good for the home team! New York City takes action to protect citizens from the harmful effects of Trans Fats. I could only hope the rest of the country takes a cue.
New York Bans Most Trans Fats in Restaurants – By Thomas J. Lueck and Kim Severson, New York Times
Doughnuts in danger? NYC may ban trans fats – Associated Press
Press Release from the City’s Department of Health:
HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TWO CHANGES TO CITY’S HEALTH CODE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: FIRST, TO PHASE OUT ARTIFICIAL TRANS FAT IN ALL RESTAURANTS; SECOND, TO REQUIRE CALORIE LABELING IN SOME RESTAURANTSArtificial Trans Fat Still Widely Used in Restaurants Despite Year-Long Education Campaign; Artificial Trans Fat Is Hazardous but Replaceable; Would Be Phased Out Over 18 Months; Calorie Information, Where Feasible to Provide, Would Be More Readily Accessible to Customers.