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Philadelphia ready to follow NYC in limiting trans fats

PHILADELPHIA Mayor John Street is expected to make this city the second in the nation to regulate the trans-fat content of restaurant fare by signing into law the near-ban passed Thursday by the City Council.

The Council-approved bill, patterned after a measure that takes effect in New York City on July 1, would limit the trans-fat content of foods prepared in restaurants to .5 gram per serving as of Sept. 1, 2008. However, it differs from the New York rule in

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