Trans fat ban awaits approval in Rockland

Rockland County lawmakers have passed legislation that would ban the use of artificial trans fats in foods served in restaurants and school cafeterias, but the plan still needs approval before it officially becomes law.

The plan still needs the final approval of County Executive Scott Vanderhoef, but could go into effect as soon as January once it?s approved.

Vinny Rosano of Rocco?s Italian Cuisine says that the plan would be a welcome change, and that his business has already made the switch. ?Prices went up a little bit in the oils and stuff that we buy, but not a huge amount,? Rosano says.

Westchester County banned trans fats back in 2007, but some in Rockland say it should be up to businesses to decide, not government.

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