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New York plans to restrict trans fats in restaurants

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:772
  1. Janice Tanne
  1. New York

    New York city, which banned smoking in restaurants three years ago, now wants its restaurants sector—the largest in the United States—to reduce the content of trans fats in its meals. It wants the amount in each serving to be reduced to 0.5 g per serving within the next 18 months.

    A second proposal calls for restaurants with standard menus to post information on energy content of items they serve on their menus or menu boards by March 2007.

    Restaurant meals are a major source of artificial trans fats (trans fatty acids), the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says. A …

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