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HEALTH OVERHAUL-NUTRITION RULES
Counting change and calories: Thanks to health law, vending machines to post nutritional info
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, December 28, 2013 10:06 AM EST
Vending machines will display calorie counts for each item along with the cost under new labeling regulations required under the federal health care overhaul law.
As proposed, the rules would give companies with 20 or more machines a year to comply. But an industry group representing vending machine operators has suggested a two-year deadline and is urging the government to allow as much flexibility as possible.
The National Automatic Merchandising Association says complying with the law will be expensive for small companies with few employees and low profit margins.