California bans trans fats from restaurants

SACRAMENTO Calif. California became the first state in the nation to ban trans fats from restaurant foods when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill on Friday that outlaws the artery clogger in a multi-year process.

As of Jan. 1, 2010, restaurants will be prohibited from using margarines, shortenings or frying media that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, the source of artificial trans fatty acids. A one-year exemption is provided for oils used

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