Public packs meeting to discuss proposed trans fats ban in BK, city

Supporters and detractors of a proposed trans fats ban packed a meeting at the Department of Health in Manhattan Monday.Health experts, city councilors, Brooklyn residents

BROOKLYN - Supporters and detractors of a proposed trans fats ban packed a meeting at the Department of Health in Manhattan Monday.

Health experts, city councilors, Brooklyn residents and restaurant owners voiced their opinions. Critics argue a ban does not address the bigger issue of unhealthy lifestyles. They also argue farmers would take years to produce a crop big enough to supply healthier, non-hydrogenated oils. Others say eliminating the altered oils, which are linked to heart disease and other medical problems, would go a long way in the fight against obesity.

If approved, thousands of New York City eateries would have until next summer to phase out trans fats.

Related Information The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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