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Committee approves state ban on trans fat

November 2, 2007

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A key legislative committee yesterday approved a statewide ban on the use of trans fat at restaurants. The prohibition received the approval of the Joint Committee on Public Health, and the proposal will now advance for further review in the Legislature. The ban was championed by the committee's chairman, state Representative Peter J. Koutoujian, a Waltham Democrat. "The tide ... (Full article: 708 words)

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