As two bills that might have ended the 34-day government shutdown were defeated today, many alcohol producers are nearing a crisis point. With the TTB closed, there are no new COLAs being issued and no new formulas being approved, causing a massive crunch in sales funnels and production schedules....
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about GRAS numbers for ingredients in formulas lately, so I wanted to put together a quick guide to at least orient your attempts. The FDA folks have reviewed this and added feedback, so you can be confident in the information. How are...
At the end of 2016, the TTB released Ruling 2016-2, which, despite its catchy name, lessened the formula submission requirements on meaderies. Some meads now do not require formula submissions: Meaderies do not need a formula for standard agricultural wine, including mead and: Carrot wine Dried fruit wine (e.g., raisin...
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