Health Care and Life Sciences > Health Reform Resource Center > FDA Proposes Draft Menu and Vending Machine Labeling Requirements
14 Apr '11

Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) requires chain restaurants and vending machine operators with 20 or more locations or machines to provide calorie and other nutrition information to consumers.  Although FDA’s statutory deadline to publish the proposed rules was March 23, 2011 (within one year of PPACA’s enactment), the rules, entitled Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments and Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines were published in the April 6, 2011 Federal Register and the public is invited to submit comments by July 5, 2011.