Convenience Store News

JUL 2015

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WWW.CSNEWS.COM | JULY 2015 | Convenience Store News 21 legislative corner n E-Z Mart Stores Inc. CEO Sonja Hubbard urged the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to pass H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015, dur- ing a June 4 hearing. She stressed the importance of passing the bipartisan legislation quickly due to the current compliance deadline of Dec. 1. n Just prior to the June 1 court-imposed deadline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its revised Renewable Volume Obligation figures under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The proposal calls for refiners to use 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2016, with approximately 14 billion gallons com- ing from traditional corn-based ethanol and 3.4 billion gallons coming from advanced biofuels. n The Food and Drug Administration has given food manufacturers three years to remove trans fat from their products. Trans fat content infor- mation has been required on the Nutrition Facts panel since 2006. n Ricker's Convenience Stores hosted U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Indiana) as "Clerk for a Day" as part of the In Store Program from NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing. Brooks underwent employee training, worked behind the counter and interacted with both employees and customers. Sonja Hubbard Susan Brooks

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