Consumer Groups' Letter to TTB on Alcohol Labeling
February 22, 2019
Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of America, and National Consumers League sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin criticizing the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for its proposal to “modernize” the labeling and advertising regulations for alcoholic beverages without requiring key information about alcohol content, serving size, calories, ingredients, and allergen information. The groups petitioned the agency in 2003 to require this information on alcohol labels, and provided survey data showing that the public overwhelmingly supports including this information on the labels of alcoholic beverages. The agency issued proposed rules to require mandatory allergen labeling in 2006 and Serving Facts information in 2007, but has not moved to finalize either rule.