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Policy 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. The law carves out an exception for food served directly to patrons in a manufacturer's original sealed package.

Background Information

State Connecticut
Jurisdiction Name Hartford
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Prohibits/discourages something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Process; Distribute;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Foods containing artificial trans fat, artificial trans fat restricted § 14-22.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"This article is in aid of enforcement of Section 19-13-B42, Section 19-13-B48, and Section 19-13-B49, inclusive of the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut and of any amendments thereof hereafter adopted, all of which deal with sanitation of restaurants, food operations and other places and other places preparing and serving food and beverages." Sec. 14-1.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 14-22 (b).

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

A fine of ninety dollars ($90.00)(Each re-inspection at which a violation is discovered shall constitute a separate violation). § 14-22 (d)(2).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Hartford, Connecticut - Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14 - FOOD AND FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL, Sec. 14-22. - Foods containing artificial trans fat. History: Ord. No. 12-11, 4-25-11.