The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a final rule to revise the type size requirements for calorie labeling on packaged foods sold in glass-front vending machines . The changes will reduce the regulatory burden on industry while ensuring that consumers continue to have visible front-of-package (FOP) calorie information as they purchase an item.
The rule issued finalizes the 2018 proposed rule and requires that the FOP calorie declaration type size be at least 150 percent (one and one-half times) the minimum required size of the net weight declaration on the package of the food item.
FDA previously required that the type size for calorie information be at least 50 percent of the size of the largest printed item on the label for items being sold in glass-front vending machines with FOP labeling to convey calorie information to consumers.
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