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California The First To Ban Trans Fat

Government creates a restriction banning restaurants from using trans fat in California.

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking trans fat out of the question for all consumers in California. He has signed a bill authored by Democratic Assembly member Tony Mendoza that phases out the use of trans fat in restaurants by 2010, and forces its removal from baked goods by 2011.


Citing health concerns, Governor Schwarzenegger said that he believes the move will benefit consumers in the long run.  


“California is a leader in promoting health and nutrition, and I am pleased to continue that tradition by being the first state in the nation to phase out trans fats,” Governor Schwarzenegger said. “Consuming trans fat is linked to coronary heart disease, and today we are taking a strong step toward creating a healthier future for California .”


California may be the first state to ban trans fat, but New York City issued a similar ban that went into effect this month.