CAM PoliticsTrans Fats

Trans fat regulations take effect to day in NYC

And compliance with the law is encouraging.

According to an article in,

  • 83% of restaurants in New York City were not using trans fats for frying on June 1, a month before the July 1st deadline.
  • 57% of restaurants are complying with Phase II — no trans fats used for baked foods or prepared foods, and oils used to deep-fry dough or cake batter — which doesn’t take effect until next year.

Sounds like it’s not that hard to change.

7/1/07 10:24 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.