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FDA To Require Calorie Info To Be Displayed On Vending Machines

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Be prepared to face the facts when you go to get a snack.

In an effort to combat obesity, the Food and Drug Administration says it will release regulations early next year requiring calorie information to be displayed on vending machines across the nation.

The new rules will apply to more than 10,000 companies, and it's estimated that they'll cost the vending machine industry $24 million a year.

Each company will have a year to comply, although industry representatives say that they want the government to tack on another year, as most vending machine companies employ few people.

A 2011 study conducted in New York showed that only one in six people actually looks at posted calorie information, and that those who do generally consume about 100 calories less than usual.

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