Last Updated: February 4, 2014
Topic: Vending Labeling
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 consumers must be able to see calorie information about a particular item in a vending machine before purchase. As a result, FDA released a proposed rule on vending labeling in Spring 2011 mandating calorie-only labeling for foods sold in vending machines where operators have more than 20 machines.
NCA submitted comments to FDA requesting flexibility for the style of calorie declaration. Once finalized, NCA will conduct outreach to the confectionery industry explaining the regulation.