Rockland Bans Trans Fats at Food Establishments

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010  |  Updated 7:15 AM EDT
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Rockland Bans Trans Fats at Food Establishments

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No trans fats for you.

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The Rockland County Legislature has voted to ban the use of artificial trans fats in food items prepared or served at food establishments, including school cafeterias.

The legislation passed 12-to-5 Tuesday night. If signed by County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, it would go into effect Jan. 1. Violators would face a penalty of $1,000 per day.

Health experts say trans fats clog arteries and elevate bad cholesterol.

Similar bans went into effect in Westchester County in 2007, and in New York City in 2006.

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