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Last Updated: February 4, 2014

Topic: Vending Labeling

Overview:

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.

Statement:

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.