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Albany County cuts the fat

Albany County Executive Mike Breslin announced today (Friday, August 8), a new plan to phase trans fat out of all Albany County restaurants.

The plan came after a resolution introduced in the Albany County Legislature by Majority Leader Frank Commisso passed unanimously.

According to Kerri Battle, spokeswoman for Breslin, the transition will come in two phases: the first, on January 1, 2009, where trans fat will be taken out of oils, shortening and margarine, the second where it is eliminated from baked goods.

For more on this story, check back at www.spotlightnews.com, or read the August 13 print edition of the Colonie Spotlight."

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