The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Nutrition Facts label Industry Resources web page to help businesses comply with the requirements of the final rules, which were issued in May 2016. Alcohol beverages that do not fall within the definition of malt beverages, wine, or distilled spirits under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (such as wine/cider with less than 7 percent alcohol by volume, or beers that are not made with both malted barley and hops) are generally subject to the food labeling regulations issued by the FDA, including the FDA Nutrition Facts labeling regulations. Businesses have until July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales) to bring their Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels for packaged foods into compliance with the final rules, but may comply with the new requirements now.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). 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.See Pete Johnson's Articles