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TTB Issues Expanded List of Allowable Changes to Approved Labels

By on Sep 29, 2014
Posted In TTB COLAs and Formulas

On Monday, September 29 2014, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued Industry Circular 2014-2, which expands the list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Alcohol Beverage Labels. Industry Circular 2014-2 permits the following changes to already-approved malt beverage, wine and distilled spirits labels without the need for a new certificate of label...

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Impact of Government Shutdown

By on Sep 30, 2013
Posted In TTB COLAs and Formulas

With the possibility of a government shutdown fast approaching, it is important to note that this will affect operations at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).  TTB falls under the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a result the processing of all formula and COLA submissions will cease during the shutdown.  In...

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TTB Modifies Mandatory Information for Wine Labels

By on Aug 16, 2013
Posted In Advertising and Marketing, TTB COLAs and Formulas

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently amended its regulations regarding the mandatory labeling requirements for wine.  Effective August 9, 2013, TTB regulations (27 C.F.R. § 4.32) no longer require that the alcohol content appear on the brand (front) label.  The alcohol content may now appear on other labels for wine products. ...

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Recent TTB Announcements Effecting Label and Formula Applications

By on Jul 29, 2013
Posted In TTB COLAs and Formulas

Several recent Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announcements impact label and formulation applications. First, as of March 8, 2013, TTB revised the turnaround times for labeling and formulation applications.  TTB’s current goals are to review label applications within 30 days and formula applications within 45 days of receipt.  It is important to...

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