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New York City forces Jamaican patty store to get healthier

Patties are unhealthy!? Well we knew they’re not exactly a health food, but NYC officials are even less impressed. They ordered one Jamaican bakery to change its shortening ingredient, part of a city wide ban on trans fats…or be fined US$2,000.

Patties have long been popular within the five boroughs, which has a large Jamaican population.

But says Paul Haye, who owns Christie’s Jamaican Patties in Brooklyn, customers seem not to have noticed the difference.

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Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/New York Times