Food containing more than 0.5 grams of artificial trans fat per serving shall not be served, stored, or distributed in food service establishments with the exception of bakery products in establishments that have less than three stores in Philadelphia. Food establishments are required to maintain proper documentation about the trans fat contents on site.
This policy is located in the Philadelphia Health Code, which includes a stated purpose to preserve and promote the health of people of the City. § 6-101.
"The purpose of this Title is the preservation and promotion of the health of the people of the City and to this end this Title is intended to embrace all matters to which the regulatory or police powers and duties of the Department of Public Health extend." § 6-101.
Penalties include suspension or revocation of license. § 6-503.
This policy is located in the Philadelphia Code, Title 6: Health Code, Chapter 6-300 Food. History: Bill No. 060958 (approved February 15, 2007); amended by Bill No. 070511 (became law November 15, 2007).