A provision included in the tax extenders legislation passed by Congress broadened the definition of hard cider, increasing the allowable alcohol content to 8.5% abv (from 7% abv), increasing the allowable carbonation level to 6.4 …More
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The recently passed federal highway funding measure includes over $21 million for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program for development of in-car alcohol detection sensors/ignition interlocks and about $3 million for 24/7 …More
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied the appeal of a district court decision which upheld a state law denying grocery and convenience stores the ability to sell cold packaged beer. …More
H.B. 1079 seeks to require the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule to establish requirements for fermented and hydrolyzed foods, or foods that contain fermented or hydrolyzed ingredients, and bear the “gluten-free” claim. The proposed rule, …More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested public comments on whether it is appropriate to define the term “natural” and, if so, how the agency should define the term, as well as how …More
Guidance for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their foods as containing or not containing ingredients derived from genetically engineered plants has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A suit has been filed in Oregon U.S. District Court arguing consumers could suffer damage in the form of higher beer prices and less consumer options should the merger between AB InBev and SABMiller be …More
Proposed legislation in Montgomery County, Maryland provides for a ballot referendum to decide whether the county could retain its control of wholesale liquor sales while allowing individual restaurants and bars the option of purchasing liquor …More
Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bills 369 (S-2) and 370 (S-2) would amend the Use Tax Act and the General Sales Tax Act, respectively, to extend the industrial processing exemption under each Act …More