Is Philly the Next New York?


cheesesteak whiz wit

Philadelphia's trans fats may be next in line for extermination:

Restaurants, food trucks and takeouts would be barred from using products that contain trans fats under legislation introduced in a City Council panel.

The Committee on Public Health and Human Services approved the measure Thursday, and it will go the full Council for the first of two votes on Feb. 1.

Restaurants would have to rid their kitchens of trans fats by Sept. 1 under the bill by Councilman Juan Ramos.

Silver lining: As the good people at Fark.com point out: "Fortunately, Cheez Whiz has no trans fat. No actual cheese, either, but who's quibbling."

More on trans fat fun here, here, here, and here.