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Menu Labeling Implementation Delayed

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a one-year extension in the required implementation date for chain restaurants of 20 or more units from December 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016.

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Privatization Bill Vetoed in Penn.

Vetoed by the Governor, House Bill 466 sought to privatize the sale of wine and spirits, allowing grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and beer distributors to sell wine and liquor for off premise consumption.

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U.S. Senate Lauds America’s Craft Brewers

Introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and original co-sponsors Susan Collins (R-ME), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), S. Res. 188 expresses appreciation of the goals of American Craft Beer Week and commends the …More

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Warehousing Requirement Proposed in S.C.

Passing the House, H.B. 3450 would require beer, wine and liquor wholesalers to receive and unload product at a licensed wholesaler’s licensed premises within this state before delivery to a retail permit holder. Wine and …More

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Tasting Bill Becomes Law in California

Signed by the Governor, A.B. 774 allows a permitted licensed beer manufacturer to conduct instructional tastings on the subject of beer at a certified farmers’ market under specified conditions.

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Texas Labeling Provision Clarified

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 858 authorizes only a brewer’s or nonresident brewer’s permittee, a manufacturer’s or nonresident manufacturer’s licensee, or a brewpub licensee to apply for and receive label approval on beer, ale, or …More

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Illinois Bill Proposes Changes to Brewery Licenses

Passing both legislative chambers on before the Governor for action, House Bill 3237 allows a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to furnish free social media advertising to a person having a retail license if the …More

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On-Site Sales Bill Becomes Law in Louisiana

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 232 authorizes manufacturers for low and high alcoholic content beverages and brewers for low alcoholic content beverages to sell certain quantities of these beverages at the facility where they are …More

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Maine Auction Donations Authorized

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 424 provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may donate malt liquor, wine or spirits to be used as prizes or for auctions to public broadcasting stations, incorporated civic organizations and …More

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