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September 20, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes tips to prevent your labels from being returned for correction, and an OIC we accepted from a distilled spirits plant.

AVOIDING COMMON ERRORS ON YOUR LABELS – GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING

One of the most common problems we see on alcohol beverage labels that causes us to have to send those COLA applications back for correction is errors in the mandatory health warning statement, including punctuation and formatting problems.

The following health warning statement must appear on all alcohol beverages for sale or distribution in the U.S. that contain 0.5 percent or more alcohol by volume:

GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.

Follow these tips:

  • The words “GOVERNMENT WARNING” must appear in capital letters and in bold type
  • Don’t omit or change any punctuation marks (periods, commas, colon, parentheses)
  • You may not include health warnings specifically related to alcohol consumption that are required by a foreign government

See the regulations in 27 CFR part 16 for the full rules about how to meet the health warning statement labeling requirements and speed your label approval process.

SOUTH CAROLINA DSP SUBMITS $185,000 OFFER IN COMPROMISE

Southern Estates Investments, LLC, doing business as Palmetto Moonshine in Anderson, South Carolina, allegedly failed to fully pay federal excise tax.  You can see this and other offers in compromise on our Administrative Actions page.

 

 

 

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