Restaurant trans fat bill fails in Calif.

SACRAMENTO Calif. A proposal to phase out the use of artificial trans fats in foodservice facilities across California was narrowly defeated this week by the state legislature, which is scheduled to conclude its current session on Friday. But Assemblyman Tony Mendoza is likely to resurrect the measure when lawmakers reconvene in January, according to his support staff.

The 2007 bill passed the Assembly in June, but was defeated Wednesday in the Senate by a

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