The European Vending Machine Makers Association (EVMMA), a group within the European union Vending & Coffee Service Correlation (EVA) representing 20 equipment manufacturers, has pledged to put a zero-sugar level on incredibly hot drinks machines as standard.
This now means that hot products vending machines will be constructed as standard in the manufacturing area with no added sugar, unless of course a specific request has been made normally.
The EVMMA said that this should mean in reality that consumers will no longer have to take steps at a hot drinks device to actually remove the sugar choice if it is not desired.
Manufacturers typically set up their machines in the manufacturing area to ensure that the highest quality coffee may be dispensed. This means for example, how the coffee bean grind is optimized. Until now, however, to reflect customers’ taste demands, some sugars may have been added to coffee-based drinks inside the initial setup.
Now this step to end unintentional sugar intake coming from vending machines has been taken by European manufacturers in an effort to demonstrate their action in a very wider EVA commitment to persuade a more nutritious offering with vending machines.
The move follows other recent voluntary initiatives in the vending industry going to promote healthier eating, along with a collaboration between the Spanish Vending Association and the Spanish govt on a range of criteria using the aim to provide more healthy and balanced options in vending models in the market.
The EVA represents all segments of the coffee services, water dispenser and selling industry: machine and aspect manufacturers, suppliers of supplies, and operators.