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Tuesday, September 26th 2006

The Paternal City of New York

What a joke. A terrible, terrible unfunny joke. A possible impending ban on artificial trans fatty acids. A BAN.

The city health department unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would bar cooks at any of the city’s 24,600 food service establishments from using ingredients that contain the artery-clogging substance, commonly listed on food labels as partially hydrogenated oil.

Artificial trans fats are found in some shortenings, margarine and frying oils and turn up in foods from pie crusts to french fries to doughnuts.

Doctors agree that trans fats are unhealthy in nearly any amount, but a spokesman for the restaurant industry said he was stunned the city would seek to ban a legal ingredient found in millions of American kitchens.

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Under the New York proposal, restaurants would need to get artificial trans fats out of cooking oils, margarine and shortening by July 1, 2007, and all other foodstuffs by July 1, 2008. It would not affect grocery stores. It also would not apply to naturally occurring trans fats, which are found in some meats and dairy.

The Board of Health has yet to approve the proposal and will not do so until at least December, Frieden said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring food labels to list trans fats in January.


Well This Effectively Rules Out Cornell Or Columbia As The Next Coaching Stops For Rick Majerus

What a load of %$@!. I don’t support smoking bans (I do support segregating smoking and non-smoking populations and banning children from smoking areas) and this goes way beyond that; this has noooooooo secondary health effects on others. The worst form of tyranny is forcing actions on others simply because you think it’ll be good for them.

Sure, I’ll be paying for some fat ass’ stent if he doesn’t have insurance but maybe that has more to do with the health care we guarantee than the food we allow restaurants to serve.

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