Following a strong push to include provisions of the Craft Beverage Modernization and tax Reform Act in the year-end tax extenders package passed in December, the tax provisions ultimately failed to get included, although the …More
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In response to a second Brewers Association request to the Tax and Trade Bureau regarding formula exemption for commonly used ingredients in the brewing process, TTB issued Ruling 2015-1, Ingredients and Processes Used in the …More
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture have released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines include a section devoted to alcohol, specifically addressing, among other issues, moderate consumption with an …More
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
S. 1562, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 11 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and companion H.R. 2903 was introduced in the U.S. House of …More
Brewers Association CEO Bob Pease was invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights at a hearing entitled “Ensuring Competition Remains on Tap: The AB InBev/SABMiller Merger and …More
In a letter to Treasury Secretary Lew, the Brewers Association (as part of an industry coalition that includes the National Beer Wholesalers Association) requested clarification from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) …More
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).