Illinois set to ban trans fats statewide

Illinois soon could become the second state to ban the sale of food containing trans fats, if legislation passed Wednesday in the Illinois House of Representatives passes the state Senate and becomes law.

The “Artificial Trans Fat Restriction Act,” an amendment to House Bill 1600, would bar the sale at restaurants or school vending machines of items containing more than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving or that contain vegetable shortening, margarine or partially hydrogena

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