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United States Extends Vending Machine Food Calorie Labeling Compliance Date

September 13, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the compliance date for the Final Rule for the Disclosure of Calories in Food being sold from Vending Machines.  The new date for compliance is July 26, 2018, and the extension was made after careful consideration of the responses from the industry.

The final rule, published on December 1, 2014, specifies the following:

  • Type size, color, and contrast requirements for calorie declarations in or on the vending machines, and for calorie declarations on signs adjacent to the vending machines
  • Requirements for calorie declarations on electronic vending machines, those vending machines with only pictures or names of the food items, and those vending machines with few choices