UPDATED: MRA says it would not oppose statewide ban on artificial trans fats if sufficient evidence deems them harmful

BOSTON The Massachusetts Restaurant Association told lawmakers on Beacon Hill here Wednesday that it would not oppose a statewide ban on the use of frying oils containing artificial trans fats, if sufficient scientific evidence supported the need for such a prohibition.

Peter Christie, president and chief executive of the 5,500-member organization, said that restaurateurs need to know the facts about trans fats and the health threat they pose before they could

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