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Stamford, Conn., Code § 132-24.1 (current through Oct. 4, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law prohibits food establishments from storing, distributing, holding for service, or serving foods containing artificial trans fat or using them in preparation of any menu item or food served, except food that is being served directly to patrons in a manufacturer's original sealed package.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Prohibits/discourages something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Process, Distribute
State: Connecticut
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Stamford
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Restricts use of artificial trans fat in food service establishments. §123-24.1(a).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. This Article shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purpose of protecting the public health. § 132-27.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 132-24.1(b).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. A fine of ninety dollars ($90.00)(Each re-inspection at which a violation is discovered shall constitute a separate violation). § 132-24.1 (d).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
"Stamford, Connecticut - Code of Ordinances CHAPTER 132. - FOOD SALES ARTICLE III. - FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS Sec. 132-24.1. - Foods containing artificial trans fat. History: Adopted 4-7-2008 by Ord. No. 1085. ".