Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trans Fat Ban in Boston

Effective March 12, Boston has banned the use of artificial trans fat in bakeries.  Earlier the Boston Public Health Commission had banned other food-service establishments from using trans fatty acids.  

“There are no health benefits and no level of consumption of artificial trans fat that is considered safe,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Public Health Commission. “In fact public health research over the past 20 years has shown that trans fatty acids significantly contribute to heart disease and other health problems.”  From the Boston Public Health Commission Media Release.

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