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Allergens, Nuts and Such

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There is a lot going on at TTB, so it would be easy to lose track of allergens. Way back in 2005 TTB proposed to require allergens (such as nuts and milk) to be disclosed on all alcohol beverage labels. This would follow the 2004 law change for foods more generally. The final rule is due out someday soon, according to TTB’s Agenda. In the meantime, TTB is qualifying some approvals with the following language as on the above approvals:

The disclosure of allergens used in this product is voluntary, pending final rulemaking (See Notice No. 62, 71 FR 42329). However; any reference made to allergens must declare all allergens used in the production of this product, including fining or processing agents.

For those eager to get started, the 16-page proposal is here. O’Riley’s Cream Liqueur (link above) has milk products and a detailed ingredient list. DoReMi Cream Liqueur has about the same, plus nuts.

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2 Responses to “Allergens, Nuts and Such”

  1. June 2nd, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Nutty Beer | bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog says:

    [...] and there are a great many other malt beverages made with nuts. All of these will bear a prominent warning about nut allergens someday [...]

  2. March 9th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Advocaat | bevlog | beer, wine, spirits trends | beverage blog says:

    [...] it is a harbinger of the allergen fun that is soon to commence. Soon, allergen disclosures will be mandatory on beer, wine and spirits. There is not much on the web or in the rules to explain how Advocaat should be made and where the [...]

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