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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

Judge sides with Cleveland in its trans fat ban

Source: Reuters

By Dan Levine
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:08pm EDT

(Reuters) - An Ohio judge has struck down a law designed to block Cleveland's ban on restaurants using cooking oils that contain trans fats, handing the city a victory in its food fight with state lawmakers.

Cleveland went to court to challenge the state law passed last year. In a ruling issued on Monday, Cuyahoga County Judge Nancy Russo found that the state law was an improper attempt to stop the city from exercising its home rule powers under the Ohio constitution.

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Last year, the city of Cleveland banned foods containing industrially produced trans fat from being used in preparation of any menu item or served in any food shop - except food being served directly to customers in a sealed package.

Soon after, the Ohio legislature passed a law pre-empting local governments from restricting food service operations based on nutrition information.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/13/us-usa-food-ohio-idUSBRE85C00H20120613

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:33 PM

1. Good for the judge. I don't eat industrially produced food at home.

I sure don't want to pay to eat it in a restaurant.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:49 PM

2. Ah...the Repukkke legislature wanted to allow corporations

 

to continue to poison the population. Good for campaign contributions....

But the judge has decided that under the general police powers inherent in the political entity of Cleveland, they have this right, to regulate the activities of businesses in their jurisdiction.

Excellent!!!! The Repukkkes are always about "local" control until local control means they aren't in control.

I think the judge is spot-on on this one!!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:42 PM

3. Government has gotten too large and intrusive.

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*Thanks to Randome

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Response to Kencorburn (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:02 PM

4. It's still available.

Just type a colon followed by the word 'sarcasm' followed by another colon.

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