Saturday, December 09, 2006

'Bad fats' ban in NYC restaurants

BBC News"New York City's Board of Health has voted to ban artery-clogging trans-fats from the city's restaurants.
The city's health officials have for years warned that the fats can cause obesity and lead to heart disease.
Trans-fats go into partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is commonly used for frying and baking.
The unanimous vote makes the city the first in the US to ban the fats, although the original strict deadline to comply has been lengthened.
Restaurants will be banned from using most frying oils containing trans-fats from 1 July, and will have to eliminate the fats from all foods by 1 July 2008."

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