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NYC’s Bloomberg led the way on trans fats ban

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By David B. Caruso

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City’s health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, pushed to ban them from restaurant food in his city in 2006.

By Thursday, though, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had announced that it would finish off the fats for good by phasing them out of all foodstuffs nationwide.

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