Trans Fats Ban Hits California State Fair

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Food police in California are taking their crusade to a place where fried foods reign: the state fair.

Inspectors are enforcing California's new ban on trans fats.

That means that in order to sell fried Twinkies and funnel cakes, vendors have to use trans fats free oil.

"I think it's good on the one hand, but I think people come to the fair to have greasy food," food vendor Rodney Wright said.

"It has to be less than .5 grams of artificial trans fat per serving," lead inspector Jason Smalley said.

"It's kind of silly. I mean, you come here exactly to eat junk food. If you're going to have a deep-fried Twinkie, what does it matter what grease it's fried in," fair visitor Michele Baird said.

Most of the vendors and visitors agree that the state fair is about good, greasy food.

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