FDA delays candy calorie rule

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is delaying new calorie requirements for candy.

The FDA’s menu labeling rule requires larger calorie disclosures for food in vending machines. But the agency is delaying the compliance date for candy manufacturers until July 26, 2018.

The rule was set to go into effect later this year.

The extension will only apply to gums, mints and roll candy products, but not to other foods found in vending machines, the agency said.

This will not affect the FDA’s menu labeling requirements for restaurants and grocery stores that paired with the rule for vending machines.