Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages (Serving Facts Labeling)

Docket ID: TTB-2007-0062
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Parent Agency: Department of the Treasury (TREAS)

TTB requests public comment on possible changes to the labeling and advertising requirements of alcohol beverage products regulated by TTB. TTB has long required certain labeling, such as brand name, class and type, alcohol content (in the case of wines containing more than 14 percent alcohol by volume and distilled spirits), net contents, and in recent years has published updated standards for the use of carbohydrate and calorie claims. Because of petitions to mandate additional information, including ingredient, allergen, alcohol, calorie, and carbohydrate content, and requests by some to use labels with at least some of that additional information on a voluntary basis under existing rules, TTB believes it is now appropriate to consider revising the alcohol beverage labeling and advertising regulations, and seeks public comment on several issues to assist TTB in formulating specific regulatory proposals.

RIN: 1513-AB07
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 4 and 5,27 CFR 7
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: Undetermined
Legal Authorities: 27 U.S.C. 205
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Final Action
ANPRM04/29/200570 FR 22274
ANPRM Comment Period Extended06/23/200570 FR 36359
ANPRM Comment Period End06/28/2005
ANPRM Comment Period Extended End09/26/2005
NPRM07/31/200772 FR 41860
NPRM Comment Period Extended09/20/200772 FR 53742
NPRM Comment Period End10/29/2007
NPRM Comment Period Extended End01/27/2008
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): alcohol, distilled spirits, wine, beer, malt beverages, excise taxes, exports, imports, recordkeeping, alcohol beverages labels, labels, labeling, Serving Facts, Serving Facts panel
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 28, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/31/2007
ID: TTB-2007-0062-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/20/2007
ID: TTB-2007-0062-0035

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Agency Contact
Lisa M. Gesser
Program Manager
202 453-1039, 292
202 453-2662 (Fax)
P.O. Box 128
Morganza, MD 20660
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