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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013, Posted On: 2/12/2013


Mississippi Proposes To Assert State Control Over Nutrition Labeling For Vending Machine Foods


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: vending machine regulations, Mississippi food label bills, Mississippi Legislature, nutrition labeling, Mississippi vending machine rules, MS H 1182, S 2687, healthy vending, FDA calorie-disclosure rules, Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments

JACKSON, MS -- Two new bills would give the Mississippi Legislature sole authority to enact regulations pertaining to nutrition labeling of food and beverages on menus in restaurants and for vending machines.

The companion bills in Mississippi's House and Senate (MS H 1182 and S 2687) would prevent local governments and municipalities from enacting their own rules for food labeling, including designating items "healthy" or "unhealthy." They would also put conditions on any license, permit or regulatory approval based on the provision of nutrition information.

The bills will not affect nutrition labeling under existing federal law, which will eventually include the FDA's pending calorie-disclosure rules. The regulatory body faces an April deadline to finalize the rule on "Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments." It is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law on March 23, 2010. A deadline has still not been set for publishing the final calorie-disclosure rules that will apply to vending operations with 20 or more machines.


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