Tag Archives: Calorie Labeling

UK Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Claims Food Labels Showing How Much Exercise is Needed to Burn off Food May Help Combat Obesity

The Royal Society for Public Health UK (Royal Society), an independent, multi-disciplinary charity dedicated to the improvement of the public’s health and wellbeing, claims that most consumers do not understand the meaning of calorie intake in the context of energy expenditure.  Royal Society states that “physical activity calorie equivalent or expenditure” labeling (“PACE labeling”), which … Continue Reading

Mexico’s Lower House Passes Front-of-Pack Labeling Bill

On October 11, Mexico’s lower legislative house passed a bill that would require manufacturers to place front-of-pack (FOP) warning labels on food high in sugar, sodium, or saturated fat.  The bill was published in the Diario Oficial de la Federación (Mexico’s equivalent of the Federal Register) and consists of a draft amendment to the General Labelling Specifications for … Continue Reading

FDA Launches Menu Labeling Social Media Toolkit

FDA has launched a social media toolkit to assist with consumer awareness of menu labeling information.  The toolkit features web badges that can be added to an organization’s website, a sample newsletter/blog, and social media messages for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. The new consumer-focused materials refer to FDA’s www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu website, which provides consumers with … Continue Reading

FDA Publishes Proposed Revision to and Extended Compliance Date for Front of Pack Calorie Declaration for Vending Machines

The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) Section 403(q)(5)(H) (located at 21 USC Section 343(q)(5)(H)) requires certain vending machine operators to provide calorie declarations for certain foods sold in their vending machines.  FDA has previously issued a rule implementing this statutory provision – vending machine operators have until July 26, 2018 to provide the calorie … Continue Reading

Counting Calories – FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Labeling Vending Machine Foods

FDA Issues Draft Guidance and Small Entity Compliance Guide Regarding Calorie Labeling For Vending Machine Foods On December 1, 2014, FDA issued a final rule (79 FR 71259) entitled “Food Labeling: Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines”.  The rule implements the vending machine labeling provisions of the Affordable Care Act that require … Continue Reading

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