BILL NUMBER: AB 93	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Garcia

                        DECEMBER 18, 2006

   An act to add Article 6.6 (commencing with Section 110808) to
Chapter 5 of Part 5 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code,
relating to food.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 93, as introduced, Garcia. Food: trans fats.
   The Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act contains various
provisions regarding the contents, packaging, labeling, and
advertising of food, drugs, and cosmetics.
   This bill would prohibit any food containing artificial trans fat
from being stored, distributed, or served by, or used in the
preparation of any food within, a food facility. The bill would
exempt from this prohibition food sold or served in a manufacturer's
original, sealed package.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Article 6.6 (commencing with Section 110808) is added
to Chapter 5 of Part 5 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code,
to read:

      Article 6.6.  Trans Fats


   110808.  (a) No food containing artificial trans fat may be
stored, distributed, or served by, or used in the preparation of any
food within, a food facility. This subdivision shall not apply to
food sold or served in a manufacturer's original, sealed package.
   (b) For purposes of this section, a food contains artificial trans
fat if the food contains vegetable shortening, margarine, or any
kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, unless the manufacturer'
s documentation or the label required on the food, pursuant to
applicable federal and state law, lists the trans fat content as less
than 0.5 grams per serving.
   (c) For purposes of this section, food facility has the same
meaning as in Section 113789.
   (d) Section 111825 shall not apply to a violation of this section.