L.A. begins voluntary trans fat reduction program

LOS ANGELES Restaurants in Los Angeles County that voluntarily agree to reduce or eliminate the use of trans fats on their menus will receive a health department decal to promote their efforts as part of the Voluntary Artificial Trans Fat Reduction Program.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched the program Thursday to encourage restaurants to stop their use of the heart-clogging, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, shortening or margarine

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