Trans Fat :: Connecticut lawmakers ban trans fats in restaurants

Two Republican state senators in Connecticut proposed legislation to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant food, specially french fries and fried chicken. Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, ranking Republican on the legislature’s Public Health Committee, co-sponsored the bill.

“By forcing some of the world’s largest food chains and restaurateurs to use healthier alternatives in their food preparation, New York City has paved the way for what will be a national movement to improve the health quality of the food we eat in restaurants,” said Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield.

The legislation is modeled after the New York City ban, where restaurants will be barred from using spreads and frying oils containing artificial trans fats by July 1.

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