Canadian Vending

Features Coffee Service
Sugary vending snacks: Here to stay, for now


June 17, 2010
By National Post

Topics

NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Sugary vending snacks: Here to stay, for now
Toronto city council has put off banning sugared drinks and junk food for another year in city parks.

June 17, 2010 – The refreshment industry fought off a push to have vending machines
in city parks and recreation facilities go 100% healthy, at least for
now. Council decided to delay a decision on banning pop and energy
drinks for a year, reports the National Post.

“I’ve received letters from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and they are good
corporate citizens … and I don’t think it would be fair to have this
discussion without their input at all,” said Councillor Mike Del Grande
(Scarborough-Agincourt).

Advertisment

The proposal was to phase in the sale of only juice, vegetable and
milk products at vending machines, starting next year. Staff had said
the city would likely take a financial hit under the proposed
restrictions.