I would never combine snack/soda items in the same machine for soaps and other chemicals.
It is just a lawsuit waiting to happen.
I agree ... especially leaky boxes of soap. Sealed air fresheners should be pretty safe & in my case also 100% brand new clean drying towels. I have separate Laurel vendors for the glass cleaner & armorall etc.
I would think the burden of proof would be to show that the migration actually occurred rather than relying on speculation.
I do remember one time a close by warehouse style grocery place had the soap too close to the produce & my sensitive taste buds did pick up on how the chemical or soap migrated. We have not had anything even close to that with the sealed air fresheners to the sealed candy bars.
Jim Holve &/or another experienced AMS distributor might be able to shed more light on when the mix could be a problem. Maybe that would be something to visit with Vince or somebody at VendRite also to see what their experience has been & what they would be concerned about.
I would worry more about a child getting soap instead of candy and then eating it....
That was a good one!
Soap is in a totally different vending machine as will be the scented trees. There is such an array of tree scents I am going to put three different scents in and see which one sells the best (If any...) I will keep you guys posted on this experiment. :-)