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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, except food that is being served directly to patrons in a manufacturer's original sealed package.

Background Information

State Connecticut
Jurisdiction Name Stamford
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

Restricts use of artificial trans fat in food service establishments. §123-24.1(a).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

This Article shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purpose of protecting the public health. § 132-27.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 132-24.1(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). § 132-24.1 (d).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

"Stamford, Connecticut - Code of Ordinances CHAPTER 132. - FOOD SALES ARTICLE III. - FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS Sec. 132-24.1. - Foods containing artificial trans fat. History: Adopted 4-7-2008 by Ord. No. 1085. "