This policies restricts the use and sale of prepared foods containing artificial trans fat by food service and processing establishments in the city. Establishments are required to maintain original labels or acceptable alternative documentation for all products that are or contain fat, oil, or shortening.
See reference in the article's scope that its provisions "shall be construed in a manner that protects the health and safety of the public." § 81.01.
The Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for issuing permits to food service establishments and non-retail food processing establishments; the Department is responsible for approving documentation in lieu of manufacterers' original labels. § 81.05(a),(b) and § 81.08(c)(2),(3).
This policy is located in New York City, New York Rules, Title 24 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Health Code, Title IV - Environmental Sanitation, Part A - Food and Drugs, Article 81 - Food Preparation and Food Establishments, Section 81.08 - Food containing artificial trans fat. History: None listed.