Monday, September 17, 2007

California lawmakers reject trans fat ban

By Lindsey Klingele on 9/17/2007 for

The California state legislature last week rejected a proposal that would phase out the use of partly hydrogenated artificial fats in restaurant kitchens, according to documents posted on its Web site.

The bill was proposed by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and was passed by the Assembly in June. It failed in the Senate after restaurateurs raised objections, claiming they should not be held responsible for the nation's health concerns.

Mendoza has requested the proposal be reconsidered when lawmakers reconvene in January.

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