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October 19, 2018


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes helpful information about the supporting documentation that must be submitted with many alcohol beverage formulas, and a link to our TTB presentations page at TTB.gov, which contains several industry training presentations we've made over the past few years.

TOP REASON FOR ALCOHOL BEVERAGE FORMULA SUBMISSION RETURNS - MISSING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Some of the most common problems we see on alcohol beverage formulas submitted through Formulas Online is that they are missing required supporting documentation that should have been uploaded by the applicant before submitting the application.

We require you to upload supporting documents when we need detailed information about certain ingredients you may use to make your formulated wine, distilled spirit, or beer/malt beverage. Some of these documents must be obtained from the supplier or manufacturer of the ingredient.

Here are the most common kinds of supporting documentation and when they should be submitted together with the formula application:

Supporting Document Type: Submit if your beverage is made with:

Ingredient Specification Sheet (Spec Sheet)
A document that lists ingredients or describes the contents of an ingredient used in your alcohol beverage

Manufactured or pre-packaged food
(e.g., chocolate syrup, donuts, tomato sauce)

Flavor Ingredient Data Sheet (FIDS)
A spreadsheet that includes key information about the ingredients in a manufactured flavor, cloudifier, or blender

Compounded (manufactured) flavor, cloudifier, or blender
(typically purchased from a flavor manufacturer)

Limited Ingredient Calculation Worksheet
A spreadsheet that calculates the total amounts of TTB and FDA limited ingredients present in your beverage

Compounded (manufactured) flavor, cloudifier, or blender
(typically purchased from a flavor manufacturer)

To learn more about these supporting documents and to view examples, visit our Alcohol Beverage Formula Approval page. You can save time and avoid having your formula sent back for correction by gaining an understanding of these requirements before you submit your next formula.

TTB PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE ON TTB.GOV

TTB periodically participates 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 share those presentations on TTB.gov for everyone's benefit.

Visit our TTB Presentations page or choose from the topics below to see a listing of related presentations.

Wine Cider Beer
COLAs Online/
Labeling
Formulas Online/
Nonbeverage Products
Formulas Online/Alcohol
Beverage Formulas
Distilled Spirits Trade Practices      

 

 

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