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February 21, 2014


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a chipper and brisk week! This week's top stories include information about how to send us your feedback for the website, our newly posted information about bulk transfers of alcohol beverages, and a recent FDA proposed rule, as well as a list of the past week's most popular FAQ pages at TTB.gov/.

TAKE THE ACSI SURVEY - HELP US HELP YOU

Providing quick Web access to forms, general information, news and events, rulings, policies, data, science, and instructional materials to more than 600,000 visitors a year can make it difficult to know if people are getting what they need.

One very effective way to give us your feedback is to take the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Web survey that occasionally pops up when you're visiting our site. This survey lets you tell us what you think about the value, quality, accessibility, and usefulness of information at TTB.gov/.

Please note that the ACSI does not cover the TTB Online applications (like COLAs Online); it only measures your satisfaction with the official TTB website, TTB.gov/.

BULK TRANSFERS OF BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS BETWEEN BONDED PREMISES

We recently added information on TTB.gov/ to explain when it is permissible to transfer beer, wine, and spirits in bulk containers from one bonded premises to another.

FDA ISSUES PROPOSED RULE ON SANITARY TRANSPORTATION OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL FOOD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a proposed rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food  which, in general, will affect shippers, motor and rail carriers, and receivers of foods and liquids transported in bulk, in open or vented containers, or that require refrigerated shipment.

The FDA's proposed rule will not apply to the transport of "shelf-stable" bottled, canned, or packaged food and beverages since there is little risk of contamination of such products shipped in sealed containers.  So, while the FDA's proposed regulations will not apply to shelf-stable alcohol beverages shipped in cans, bottles, or kegs, the proposed regulations will apply to alcohol products transported in bulk, non-sealed containers, or that require refrigerated shipment.

Send your comments to the FDA on this proposed rule by May 31, 2014. You can visit the FSMA Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food page at FDA.gov/ for more information on this proposal, including information on small business and other exemptions to the proposal regulations, related FDA public meetings, and submitting comments to the FDA.

You also can find information on all of the FDA's regulatory proposals issued under the Food Safety Modernization Act at FDA.gov/.

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