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Policy Summary

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.

Background Information

State Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Name Philadelphia
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Prohibits/discourages something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

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.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"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.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 6-102

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Penalties include suspension or revocation of license. § 6-503.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

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).