14b NCAC 15c .0303      LABEL CONTENTS: MALT BEVERAGES

(a)  Containers that are prefilled by the manufacturer shall be affixed with malt beverage labels that shall contain the following information in a legible form:

(1)           brand name of product;

(2)           name and address of brewer or bottler;

(3)           class of product (e.g., beer, ale, porter, lager, bock, stout, or other brewed or fermented beverage);

(4)           net contents;

(5)           if the malt beverage is fortified with any stimulants, the amount of each (milligrams) per container; and

(6)           the alcoholic beverage health warning statement as required by the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, 27 C.F.R. Sections 16.20 through 16.22.

(b)  Growlers that are filled or refilled on demand with malt beverages pursuant to Rule .0308 of this Section shall be affixed with a label or a tag that shall contain the following information in type not smaller than 3 millimeters in height and not more than 12 characters per inch:

(1)           brand name of the product dispensed;

(2)           name of brewer or bottler;

(3)           class of product (e.g., beer, ale, porter, lager, bock, stout, or other brewed or fermented beverage);

(4)           net contents;

(5)           if the malt beverage is fortified with any stimulants from the original manufacturer, the amount of each (milligrams) per container;

(6)           name and address of business that filled or refilled the growler;

(7)           date of fill or refill;

(8)           if the malt beverage is more than six percent alcohol by volume, the amount of alcohol by volume pursuant to G.S. 18B-101(9); and

(9)           the following statement: "This product may be unfiltered and unpasteurized. Keep refrigerated at all times."

(c)  Growlers that are filled or refilled on demand pursuant to Rule .0308 of this Section shall be affixed with the alcoholic beverage health warning statement as required by the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, 27 C.F.R. Sections 16.20 through 16.22. The provisions of 27 C.F.R. Sections 16.20 through 16.22 referenced in this Section are hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions, and may be accessed for free at https://www.gpo.gov.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B-101(9); 18B-206(a); 18B-207; 18B-1001;

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 25, 2013;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02T .0303 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 19, 2017;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 28, 2017. (Codifier's Note: This Rule shall remain in effect until the permanent rule that replaces the temporary rule becomes effective. See S.L. 2017-87, s. 5.(b)).