Artery-Clogging Trans Fat Banned in NYC Restaurants

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg scored a big victory when the Board of Health voted to phase out almost all trans fat in restaurant cooking. Banned are all but tiny amounts of trans fat in all restaurants, from McDonald's to the trendiest bistros. Health advocates see a model for the rest of the country, but restaurant owners say their customers won't like it. Across the country, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy says a national standard's been set and that other communities will follow suit.

Credits

Guest:
Thomas Lueck - Reporter for the New York Times

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Vanessa Romo