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October 20, 2017


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes a webinar on submitting domestic malt beverage formulas, clarified guidance on using personalized alcohol beverage labels, and we are still looking for volunteers to help us with user experience studies for both COLAs Online and Permits Online.

WEBINAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING DOMESTIC MALT BEVERAGE FORMULAS

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

Register for this webinar and become an expert at submitting malt beverage formulas. Learn what TTB looks for in these formulas and what you need to submit. This webinar will cover the most important aspects of formula processing for domestic malt beverages.

Topics will include:

  • Definition of a formula
  • Reasons why a formula is required for certain products
  • How to determine if your product requires a formula
  • Common return reasons for formulas

Spaces are filling up fast, so register now by submitting an email to Formulas_Online@ttb.gov.

We look forward to meeting you,

Your TTB Formula Team

TTB CLARIFIES GUIDANCE ON PERSONALIZED ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LABELS

This guidance document supersedes TTB G 2011-5, but does not substantially change the underlying policy. This guidance clarifies the process for applicants seeking label approval to receive permission from TTB to make certain changes in order to personalize labels without having to resubmit the labels for TTB approval.

Read TTB Guidance 2017-2 Personalized Labels.

WANT TO HELP US MAKE COLAS AND PERMITS ONLINE EASIER FOR YOU TO USE?

We want to make getting your TTB approvals as simple as possible. We are looking for volunteers to give us feedback on COLAs Online and Permits Online.

You are welcome to participate in one or both studies.

Here are the details:

  • Who: We're looking for people who have (or will soon have) submitted either label application(s) using COLAs Online or permit/registration/notice application(s) on Permits Online.
  • What: You will be asked to do some typical tasks (no preparation needed!) and answer some questions.
  • Where: You will be at your own computer, sharing your screen and speaking on the phone with a researcher during a one-on-one, 1 to 1½ -hour research and feedback session.
  • When: Sessions will take place in mid to late-October.
  • Confidentiality: Data we collect will not be shared outside TTB.

Interested in volunteering? If so, please email us at ttbusability@ttb.gov and tell us:

  • COLAs Online or Permits Online. Tell us which study you would like to participate in.
  • Contact Info. The best phone number to contact you during the day.
  • Experience. The approximate number of label application(s) and/or permit/registration/notice application(s) that you have ever submitted.
  • Your commodity. If you work with malt beverages, wine, distilled spirits, or a combination of them.

We will contact those expressing interest and ask you some additional questions to determine study eligibility.

We are looking for a limited number of people, so please contact us early to have your voice heard!

 

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