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.