Information about the Trans Fat Ban in California
As of January 1, 2011, no food containing artificial trans fat may be stored, distributed, served, or used in the preparation of any food within a retail food facility in the state of California* (per Section 114377 of the California Health and Safety Code). The law also requires that every food facility maintain on the premises the label for any food or food additive that is, or includes, any fat, oil or shortening. Violations shall be punishable by fines not less than $25or more than $1,000.
*Public schools are exempt; they are already banned from using trans fat.
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