Monday, 23 June 2008

New York prepares for life after trans fats

NEW YORK: Say you are given a choice of two cookies. One is made with butter, the other with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Both have the same amount of calories from fat. Which do you choose?
If you picked the butter cookie, you can keep eating. But the one made with PHVO, as it is known in the trade, is forbidden come July 1, when the final stage of the New York City health department's ban of artificial - but not naturally occurring - trans fat in restaurant food goes into effect.

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