In response to requests we received, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the compliance date to July 26, 2018 for certain requirements in the final rule requiring disclosure of calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. The estimated costs to industry do not change; however, because the compliance date is being extended by 20 months, the discounted value of total costs decreases. The principal benefit of this final rule will be the reduction in costs associated with extending the compliance date by 20 months. The principal cost of this final rule will be the reduction in potential benefits associated with extending the compliance date of the vending machine labeling final rule by 20 months. Extending the compliance date for certain requirements of the “Food Labeling: Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines” final rule by 20 months reduces the annualized costs (discounted at 3 percent) by roughly 3 percent, from $34 million to $33 million.
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Federal Register: 81 FR 50303, August 01, 2016