March 1, 2009
The Cambridge Public Health Department invites local food service establishments that have voluntarily phased out artificial trans fat-or never used it-to apply for a "trans fat free" decal from the public health department. Those who send in an application will also be listed on the department's "Who Is Trans Fat Free?" web page.
"This is a nice opportunity for Cambridge restaurants and other establishments to let the community know that they are committed to this important health issue," said nutritionist Josefine Wendel who, together with the Inspectional Services Department, is coordinating the implementation of the trans fat ban for the health department.
Cambridge food service establishments that would like to participate in the health department's recognition program can find the Trans Fat Assessment Tool & Decal Application (PDF) at www.cambridgepublichealth.org/publications/Trans_Fat_Assessment_Tool_Final.pdf
The initial phase of the ban on artificial trans fat use in Cambridge food service establishments takes effect July 1, 2009; the ban goes into full effect on October 1, 2009.
For more information, visit www.cambridgepublichealth.org/policy-practice/trans_fat_policy/index.php