Margarine trips up restaurants striving for zero trans fat, NYC says

NEW YORK The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said 94 percent of local restaurateurs are complying with the first phase of the city’s new trans fat regulation, and noted that nearly every citation given out so far has been related to margarine use.

“Despite claims to the contrary, restaurateurs have shown that it’s easy to get artificial trans fats out of spreads and fry oils,” said health commissioner Thomas R. Frieden. “New Yorkers are now

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