In Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Ruling 2020-1 TTB expands the tolerances for voluntary calorie statements on labels and in advertisements for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages which will make the tolerances more consistent with the food labeling regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This ruling does not require any changes to approved labels, but instead allows greater flexibility for industry members who choose to use voluntary nutrient content statements on labels or in advertisements.
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