Alcohol Labeling Proposal Sets off Brawl - Washington Post

01/23/2008 15:55



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/21/AR2008012101895.html?hpid=sec-business.

After more than 30 years of deliberation, federal regulators have proposed requiring the alcoholic-beverage industry to put nutrition and alcohol-content labels on their containers, setting off the equivalent of a barroom brawl among makers of beer, wine and liquor.

Pushed by consumer groups, the U.S. Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for the first time would mandate disclosure of how many carbohydrates and calories and how much protein and fat alcoholic drinks contain, as food labels do. How and where to disclose alcohol content is generating heat.

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