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EU Commission Objects to ABI Actions

The European Commission has informed AB InBev of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer market by hindering cheaper imports of its Jupiler and Leffe beers from the Netherlands and France into …Read More

International Alcohol Labeling Standards under Discussion

The United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) is proposing that the Codex Committee on Food Labeling initiate a project to develop international standards for alcohol beverage labeling. The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code,” is a collection of standards, guidelines …Read More

European Commission Pushes Alcohol Ingredient and Nutrition Labeling

In a recently released report on the necessity of ingredient and nutritional labeling for alcohol beverages, the European Commission states “The list of ingredients and the nutrition declaration are key information particulars that help consumers to make more informed and …Read More

Feds Say Craft Beer Potential Huge in China

A report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service highlights cultural and economic changes in China that officials believe will lead to increased craft beer sales in the world’s largest beer consuming population. Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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