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

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 1 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
2 VIDEO: Extended interview with owner of BeeHive Oven Biscuit Cafe
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 3 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Witnesses say a 10-year-old boy was struck by 4 Witnesses: 10-year-old hit by car in Brooklyn
A press conference was held in Downtown Brooklyn 5 VIDEO: El Chapo extradited and arraigned in Brooklyn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE