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April 24, 2015


Greetings! We hope you had a renewable and energy efficient week! This week's top stories include information about the most up-to-date information and resources on organic claims on alcohol beverage labels, our TTB online current processing times charts, our GovDelivery email subscription service, and a list of the past week's top Labeling Resources pages at TTB.gov/.


In 2000, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized the regulations relating to the National Organic Program (NOP) at 7 CFR Part 205. These rules provide standards for the production, handling, processing, labeling, and marketing of products labeled with organic claims. While these rules were not written or implemented by TTB, they do apply to alcohol beverages. For this reason, we work closely with USDA to ensure that the alcohol beverage industry has current and accurate information regarding organic claims on labels.

We are working with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service to update information on organic labeling, such as guidance for organic labeling applicants and required organic labeling documents. In the interim, please visit the Agricultural Marketing Service website for more information.


You have applied for a permit, certificate of label approval, or other approval from TTB. Now how long will it take to process your application?

Our Current Processing Times charts show up-to-date processing information for applications by calendar days. Use this information to estimate when your application is likely to be processed. You can always check the status of your application at any time by logging into your account if you applied online.


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