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May 5, 2017


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes that we are looking for people who are interested in working for TTB in the areas of wine labeling and international trade, an announcement from FDA that the compliance date for menu labeling has been extended one year, and an invitation to give us feedback about our website by taking the pop-up survey.

TTB SEEKS IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR SUPERVISORS OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIVISION AND WINE LABELING

TTB is recognized as one of the Federal government's best places to work. We ranked in the top 2% of agency subcomponents (#8 of 305) in the Partnership for Public Service's 2016 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" ratings. If you've got experience in either international trade or wine/wine labeling, consider applying for these positions.

Supervisory International Trade Specialist (Director)

  • Salary Range: $131,767.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Announcement Number: 17-TTB-31-P

For more details view the Job Announcement on USAJobs.gov

Supervisory Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Specialist

  • Salary Range: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Announcement Number: 17-TTB-32

For more details view the vacancy announcement on USAJobs.gov

The deadline to apply is May 11, 2017.

FDA EXTENDS MENU LABELING COMPLIANCE DATE TO 2018

In 2010, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act was amended to require that certain restaurants and similar retail food establishments provide calorie information for standard menu items, including alcohol beverages.

Source: FDA Constituent Update Dated May 1, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is extending the compliance date for menu labeling requirements from May 5, 2017 to May 7, 2018. This extension allows for further consideration of what opportunities there may be to reduce costs and enhance the flexibility of these requirements beyond those reflected in the interim final rule.

The FDA is inviting comments for 60 days on the implementation of the menu labeling requirements, such as approaches to reduce regulatory burden or increase flexibility related to (a) calorie disclosure signage for self-service foods, including buffets and grab-and-go foods; (b) methods for providing calorie disclosure information other than on the menu itself; and (c) criteria for distinguishing between menus and other information presented to the consumer.

Submit electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with Docket No. FDA-2011-F-0172 for "Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments; Extension of Compliance Date and Request for Comments."

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LET US KNOW ABOUT OUR WEBSITE – TAKE THE SURVEY

More than 850,000 visitors a year visit TTB.gov for quick, online access to news and events, rulings, policies, forms, data, science, and instructional materials.  Your feedback is important to tell us if you, our users, are getting what you need from our site.

One very effective way to give us your feedback is to take the Web survey that may pop up during your visit to our site. This survey lets you tell us what you think about the value, quality, accessibility, and usefulness of the information at TTB.gov.

Please note that our survey does not focus on the TTB Online applications (like COLAs Online); it primarily measures your satisfaction with the official TTB website, TTB.gov.

We use your feedback to help focus on improvements to our website that will best meet your needs—whether you are a citizen or consumer, a TTB-regulated industry member or a representative of state, local, or foreign government.

Read more or take the survey now!

 

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