Cleveland Sues State of Ohio Over Trans Fat Ban

According to the Associated Press, the city of Cleveland sued the state of Ohio on Tuesday for the right to ban the sale of prepared foods that contain artery-clogging trans fats. The city filed suit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court seeking to invalidate the state law blocking the ban. Mayor Frank Jackson said in announcing the lawsuit that the law unconstitutionally takes away the city’s home rule rights. The city ordinance passed last year would ban industrially produced trans fats in restaurant meals and grocery and bakery takeout items.