Consumer AlertTrans Fats

Negative consequences of using trans fats in Baltimore

Maryland’s largest city has handed out its first citation for repeat violations of its trans fat ban.

An eatery called Healthy Choice, on Lexington Street was hit with the $100 fine. “It was the second time they were found using a high trans fat level in their ingredients.”

In September 2009, Baltimore city fathers banned food facilities from serving or selling non-prepackaged food items containing 0.5 grams or more of trans fats.

The restaurant has reportedly stopped this offensive action.

The bottom line?

Overall, laws of this type have had a positive effect on restaurant food.

At least 1 study has reported that eating out is healthier since banning trans fatty acids in restaurants across the US.

10/27/10 10:21 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.