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Cut the Trans Fat. Get the Facts

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  • What is trans fat?

  • Which foods contain trans fat?

  • Why is trans fat so bad?

  • Aren't many of the alternatives – such as butter, lard, and palm oil – just as bad for you as the trans fat in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil?

  • What did the Board of Health approve regarding trans fat?

  • Why is the Albany County Department of Health concerned about trans fat?

  • Why doesn’t the County Health Department simply encourage restaurants to voluntarily stop using trans fat?

  • Are healthier oils readily available for restaurants to make the switch?

  • Are healthier oils more expensive? Will restaurant prices go up?

  • How will these regulations affect our dining experience?