The Trans Fat Help Center is designed to support food service professionals’ efforts to remove trans fat from the food they serve. This website contains information on the New York City (NYC) trans fat restriction for food service establishments, as well as 0 grams trans fat product lists and tips on how to cook and bake without trans fat.
Products on this site meet current NYC regulations. However, some of these products may contain trace amounts of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, the main source of industrially-produced trans fat. In November 2013, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration tentatively determined that partially hydrogenated oils are unsafe food additives. If finalized, this federal regulation will prohibit partially hydrogenated oils in products sold in the U.S. New information on this proposal will be provided when available. In the meantime, food service establishments in NYC should continue to monitor trans fat in the foods they stock and serve to ensure they contain 0 grams trans fat.
Find out more about the city’s trans fat restriction and what you can do to comply (PDF).
Who We Are
The Trans Fat Help Center website was developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with support from an educational grant from the American Heart Association. It was originally developed with assistance from faculty from the New York City College of Technology (CUNY), home to one of the leading professional culinary schools in the Northeast, as well as the American Heart Association, the American Institute of Baking, and other distinguished local and national experts in culinary arts and cultural food traditions.
For More Information
If you have questions regarding trans fat violations, and to receive a printed brochure on the “Regulations to Phase Out Artificial Trans Fat in New York City Food Service Establishments (PDF),” please call 311.