This month CAVC members flew to Chicago for NAMA One Show, the time of year where vendors from around the country unite to learn about the latest trends and laws affecting our industry.
This year, as members from all state councils met the conversation centered on three letters: FOP (Front of Package).
Effective December 1st of this year all product sold in any vending machine needs to have full calorie disclosure listed at the point of purchase (this includes coffee) and affects all vendors with more than 20 machines in the field.
Stay tuned to find out specific regulations and for ideas on how to post calories in real time for the consumer (many of the items you sell are already making the changes on their packaging).
CAVC members at the NAMA One Show!
According to Mayoclinic.org, BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.
In 2015, The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) listed BPA as a female reproductive toxicant in their DART-IC review. As a result on May 11th of this year all California Vendors will need to post BPA Warning labels on any machines that vend products that may contain BPA.
Warning labels need to be 5″x 5″ and read:
“WARNING: Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA.”
If you would like to purchase these labels you can find them at:
Item Number: RS051106
Item Description: CALIFORNIA P65 BPA WARNING LABEL 5 W X 5 H $.27