The new Rules (for Vending Machines and Menus) are based on changes made as the result of the Affordable Care Act. These changes were made by adding two new sections to Section 403 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, which describes Mislabeled Foods. The new sections, found under FDCA §403(q)(5)(H), enables the FDA to regulate the labeling requirements for Restaurants, Retail Food Establishments and Vending Machines.
Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a new set of Rules pursuant to the new §403 governing how and where caloric content must be displayed. As a result, beginning on Dec. 1, 2015, and Dec. 1, 2016, certain restaurants and vending machine operators, respectively, will be forced to disclose the calorie content of their products to consumers.
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