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Sept. 2, 2009
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The Importance of Hygienic Cleaning to Prevent H1N1
This may prove to be a very difficult winter, especially for school-age children, due to expected outbreaks of swine flu (H1N1) in many parts of North America. Although prevention of the disease invariably leads to immunization, cleaning professionals in schools, offices, and large public facilities can take specific steps to help control the spread of H1N1, or at the very least prepare for it. More    E-mail article

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Government Affairs

Debating The Effects Of A Junk Food 'Sin Tax'
from The Day
Sin taxes on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking. Liquor, gambling and even gas-guzzling vehicles also are subjected to punitive assessments. With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for extra taxes on foods and drinks that are heavy in calories and light on nutrition. New York Gov. David Patterson proposed an 18 percent soda tax last year as part of a budget-balancing package, and lawmakers in other states have floated the idea behind closed doors. More    E-mail article

SBA Launches New Online Training Course: 'How to Win Federal Contracts'
from Reuters
The U.S. Small Business Administration today launched a new online training course to help strengthen access to contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged individuals and veterans. More    E-mail article

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Starbucks to Take Full Control of French Operation
from Market Watch
Starbucks Coffee Co., the Seattle coffee-bar chain, said it would acquire full control of its French operations from its joint-venture partner. Terms weren't disclosed. The company currently has a 50-50 venture with closely held Grupo Vips of Madrid to operate the French business. More    E-mail article


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More Nutrition Information Systems Hit the Shelves—Do They Work?
from U.S. News & World Report
Going to the grocery store with the goal of buying the most healthful packaged foods can be tough. Very few of us have the know-how and the time to read the official nutrition facts label and list of ingredients on the back of the package, balance that with the marketing claims on the front, and make an informed decision. So over the past few years, grocery stores--including Hannaford and Food Lion, with the Guiding Stars program, as well as SuperValu's Nutrition IQ program--have rolled out their own rating systems aimed at making things easier for shoppers. More    E-mail article

Schools Stocking Healthier Options in Vending Machines
from The San Francisco Chronicle
When students went back to school , they noticed a marked difference in their vending machine offerings and school store snacks. Gone are the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers bars. In their place will be sunflower seeds, granola bars and a host of other healthy snacks. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

'Green' Vending Business Cuts Emissions and Costs
from Cresco Times-Plain Dealer
He’ll tell you he’s not a treehugger. But the older Mike McGuire gets, the more conscious he is becoming of his environmental impact and the health of the planet. Those concerns are shining through in several areas of his professional life where he has chosen to "go green." Most recently, the Cresco, Iowa, native has given his vending machine business, M&A Vending, a green makeover. The truck and van McGuire uses for the business run on natural gas, a fossil fuel that releases fewer emissions when burned than regular gasoline. More    E-mail article

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