United States of America (USA/205: Alcohol beverages (HS 22))
In this notice, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes the adoption of mandatory labelling standards for major food allergens used in the production of alcohol beverages subject to the labelling requirements of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. The proposed regulations set forth in this document also provide procedures for petitioning for an exemption from allergen labelling. The proposed regulations parallel the recent amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act contained in the Food Allergen Labelling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004. Under the proposed regulations, producers, bottlers, and importers of wines, distilled spirits, and malt beverages must declare the presence of milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans, as well as ingredients that contain protein derived from these foods, on a product label unless an exemption applies to the product in question.
Final Comment Date: September, 25, 2006
(Texts provided by the World Trade Organization.)