Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1600
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1600 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
This Act may be cited as the
Fat Restriction Act.
For the purposes of this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Food containing artificial trans fat" means a food that is
labeled as, lists an ingredient as, or has vegetable
shortening, margarine, or any kind of partially hydrogenated
vegetable oil. "Food containing artificial trans fat" does not
include a food that the nutrition facts label or other
documentation from the manufacturer of which lists the trans
fat content of the food as less than 0.5 grams per serving.
"Food facility" means an entity that prepares, packages,
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serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human
Trans fat restriction.
Beginning on January 1,
2013, no food containing artificial trans fat may be served by
a food facility or used in the preparation of food within a
food facility. This prohibition shall not apply to foods
containing only naturally occurring trans fat, food sold or
served in a manufacturer's original sealed package, or food
repackaged from the manufacturer's original sealed package.
The Department of
Public Health shall adopt rules to administer and enforce this