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California Restaurants Face Fines for Using Trans Fat

December 29, 2009

0 Grams Trans Fat

Image courtesy Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

A law banning California restaurants from using trans fat in their dishes takes effect on January 1, 2010.

According to an article in The Fresno Bee, California Assembly Bill 97 bans cooking with any oils, margarines, or shortenings that contain more than half a gram of trans fat per serving.  Existing, routine restaurant inspections by county-level public health departments will now account for the new trans fat guidelines.