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Philadelphia, Penn., Code § 6-307 (current through August 2, 2019)
Brief 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.
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Prohibits/discourages something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Philadelphia
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
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.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
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.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 6-102.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Penalties include suspension or revocation of license. § 6-503.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource 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).