From Vending Times
Front-Of-Pack Font-Size Extension Does Not Exempt Glassfront Vending Machines From Dec. 1 Calorie-Disclosure Deadline
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced in July that it was providing flexibility for certain foods sold through glassfront vending machines. In this announcement, the FDA used the term “extension.” The use of this term caused some in the industry to misinterpret that the Dec. 1, 2016, date of compliance for calorie disclosure for food and beverage sold from glassfront vending machines was extended to July 2018. The compliance date was not extended for glassfronts, emphasized Eric Dell, the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s senior vice-president of government affairs.
The FDA’s compliance notice did not extend the compliance date for operators, however it did provide very important flexibility for the font-size requirement for front-of-pack (FOP) calorie disclosure for food and beverage sold in glassfront vending machines. The update made it more reasonable for operators and food manufacturers to meet the disclosure requirement and created ease of compliance and significant savings to operators and suppliers and food manufacturers, Dell explained.
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