July 28, 2008
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday signed legislation making California the first state to ban restaurants from preparing food with trans fats.
The Trans Fat Bill (AB 97, Mendoza), which will be phased in starting in 2010 across the state, follows a bill Schwarzenegger signed that banned artificial trans fats in food served at public schools.
The California Restaurant Association, which opposed the legislation because it believes such laws should be made by agencies such as the FDA, said its members will comply with the new law, and that many already are.
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