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Yesterday the state legislature passed a bill that would make California the first state in the nation to ban restaurants from using trans fats: "[The bill] would require restaurants, hospitals and facilities with food-preparation areas to remove oils, shortenings and margarines with trans fats by Jan. 1, 2010, except for use in deep frying for dough and batter." The Governator has yet to take a position on the matter and various restaurant associations are predictably lukewarm about the ban. The bill also allows individual cities to create their own ordinances and possibly their own snazzy $250 stickers a la San Francisco. [Chron via Eater SF]