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 and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program established to protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade.

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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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