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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News
June 3, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Greetings! We hope you had a bright and beautiful week! This week's top stories include announcements about the selection of Ben Birkhill as Assistant Director in our Regulations and Rulings Division, our revised TTB Presentations Web page, FDA’s new nutrition facts label, and a list of the past week's top informational pages at TTB.gov/.
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ABOUT THE NEWSLETTER
The TTB Newsletter compiles the top TTB news of the week and other helpful information about the Bureau and the federal alcohol and tobacco laws and regulations we enforce.
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BEN BIRKHILL SELECTED AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, RRD
Benjamin Birkhill was promoted to Assistant Director, Regulations and Rulings Division (RRD), effective May 15, 2016. Ben came to RRD as a Management Analyst through the Presidential Management Fellows Program in 2009. In 2013, he was promoted to a Program Manager position. Ben’s work has focused on the industrial alcohol and distilled spirits areas.
Before coming to TTB, Ben obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2009. He graduated, with high honors, from the University of Michigan in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science.
TTB PRESENTATIONS AT TTB.gov/
We periodically participate in industry conferences and seminars to provide training or relevant TTB-related information. We also occasionally hold our own training events, such as webinars or seminars.
We’ve recently updated our TTB Presentations Web page where we make presentations available. We’re sharing those presentations on TTB.gov/ for everyone’s benefit. Choose from the topics below to see a current listing of related presentations.
We’ll be adding more presentations so check this page again in the future to see new additions.
FDA ANNOUNCES NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL
Certain alcohol beverages that are not subject to the labeling provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, for example wine/cider with less than 7 percent alcohol by volume and beers that do not contain malted barley and hops, are generally subject to the food labeling requirements under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including the Nutrition Facts label.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new Nutrition Facts label for most packaged foods that reflects the latest in nutrition science and includes additional nutrient information.
The new label features a refreshed design, reflects updated information about nutrition science and updates serving sizes and labeling requirements for certain package sizes.
Most food manufacturers will be required to use the new label by July 26, 2018. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales will have an additional year to comply with the new rules. The FDA plans to conduct outreach and education efforts on the new requirements.
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