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FDA Releases Vending Machine Labeling Guidance Documents

Posted On: 8/16/2016

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TAGS: vending machine calorie disclosure rule, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA calorie disclosure guidance documents, National Automatic Merchandising Association

WASHINGTON -- This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released guidance documents to help operators comply with the agency's final rule on calorie disclosure for foods sold from vending machines, according to the National Automatic Merchandising Association's government affairs division.

NAMA suggests that vending operators review the following FDA documents:

» Small Entity Compliance Guide: calorie labeling of articles of food in vending machines;

» Draft Guidance for Industry: calorie labeling of articles of food in vending machines;

» Complete Constituent Update: FDA releases vending machine labeling guidance documents.

The FDA's calorie-disclosure rules take effect on Dec. 1, 2016.

The agency has extended the deadline for compliance by operators whose machines are stocked with products bearing front-of-package calorie-content labels to July 26, 2018.