Detroit suburb eyes trans fat ban

PONTIAC Mich. A lawmaker has proposed that the northern suburbs of this industrial city follow the lead of New York City and prohibit restaurants from serving foods containing trans fats, according to local press reports.

Acommissioner of Oakland County, a 1.2-million-person area outside of Detroit, introduced a resolution Thursday that would direct health officials to rewrite the county’s health code to outlaw trans fats in restaurant fare by December 2008.

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