Nonbeverage Products Laboratory

Flavors Used in Alcoholic Beverages

  • The manufacturer must provide information to the alcohol beverage manufacturer on any U.S. Food and Drug Administration limited ingredients and TTB limited ingredients.
  • The manufacturer may download and use the Flavor Ingredient Data Sheet (FIDS) to disclose those ingredients that are limited or would affect the labeling of the alcohol beverage (e.g., FD&C Yellow #5).
  • The manufacturer must submit a TTB Form 5154.1 or register to Formulas Online and submit formulas electronically to the NPL when selling flavors to producers of alcohol beverages, regardless of whether those flavors contain alcohol, disclosing the composition of the flavor. The most efficient way to submit this form is electronically using Formulas Online.






Green icon with a white phone. CONTACT US

Questions? If you have questions regarding flavors used in alcoholics beverages, contact the Scientific Services Division. If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.

Page last reviewed: September 4, 2012
Page last updated: February 2, 2021
Maintained by: Scientific Services Division