August 15, 2016

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Vending Machine Calorie Labeling 

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The FDA has posted¬†“Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines; Draft Guidance for Industry” for publication in tomorrows, August 16th, Federal Register. The PDF text is available.

Food and Drug Administration

The rule requires vending machine operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines, or who voluntarily register with FDA to be covered, to declare calories for those vending machine foods for which the Nutrition Facts label cannot be examined before purchase or for which visible nutrition information is not otherwise provided at the point of purchase. Covered vending machine operators must comply with the rule by December 1, 2016.