POLICY DATABASE
Policy Summary

The law prohibits foods containing industrially-produced trans fat from being used in menu items or food products sold in "food shops," except for those that are pre-packaged and served directly to the consumer, or those that are labeled as containing zero grams trans fat.

Background Information

State Ohio
Jurisdiction Name Cleveland
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Prohibits/discourages something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Process; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Law is part of the health code.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

Section 241.03

Addresses implementation?
Yes

See section 241.42 (c )(3), referring to documentation requirements.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

A civil offense and shall receive a warning on the first offense; on the second offense, shall be fined one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00); on a third offense shall be fined two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00); and beginning with the fourth offense, shall be fined three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00) and each day a violation occurs shall be a separate offense. (§ 241.42(e)). See also § 241.99.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Part Two, Health Code; Title III, Food and Food Products; Chapter 241, Food Shops. History: Ord. No. 474-11 (Foods Containing Industrially-Produced Trans Fat Restricted); and Ord. No. 1233-15 (passed 11-9-15, eff. 11-11-15).