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September 26, 2014


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a golden and calm week! This week's top stories include tips for using the TTB Public COLA Registry, an announcement from USDA that they are extending the comment period on establishing a standard of identity for honey, and a list of the past week's top pages at TTB.gov/.

TTB PUBLIC COLA REGISTRY EXPANDED SEARCH LIMITS

TTB PUBLIC COLA REGISTRY EXPANDED SEARCH LIMITS

The TTB Public COLA Registry provides the public with free access to the data for COLAs issued by TTB since 1996 (because of changes made to the COLA database in 1996, searches for data prior to 1996 may not produce a complete result set), and images of COLAs issued since 1999. COLAs with a current status of approved, expired, surrendered, and revoked are available.

As a result of recent changes to the Public COLA Registry, you may now perform a basic or advanced search with a maximum 15 year date range. Previously, the date range was a maximum of 5 years. In order to reduce the chance of performance issues related to large searches, we limit the search results to 500 entries.

See more tips for performing a Basic COLA Search.

USDA EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR NOTICE ON FEDERAL STANDARD OF IDENTITY FOR HONEY

On September 22, 2014, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline for submitting comments on how a federal standard of identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. agriculture. This notice may be of interest to TTB-regulated producers of honey wine, mead, and other honey-containing alcohol beverage products. (See our August 22, 2014 TTB Newsletter for more information about the original notice.)

Comments to AMS are now due by October 19, 2014. See the AMS comment period extension notice, or view the original AMS notice of August 20, 2014 for details on this subject and for information on how and where to comment.

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