Ohio Judge Rejects Measure To Block Cleveland’s Trans Fat Ban

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, according to Reuters News. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: It is becoming increasingly difficult to be in the foodservice industry. Government at all levels continues to enact new rules.

The federal calorie disclosure rules that restaurants are now required to follow do not address trans fats or portion size.

Food and beverage industry organizations have limited resources to address these proposals which are becoming more cumbersome by the day.

The media could be doing a better job of explaining how all of these rules increase costs that are ultimately passed on to the consumer. 06-14-12 By Elliot Maras