Many beers will soon feature their own version of the Nutrition Facts label, which can be found on most foods and nonalcoholic beverages.
The Beer Institute is a national trade association for the beer industry in the United States.SOn Tuesday, the brewing industry announced that it is encouraging its members to disclose product information like calories.The Brewers Voluntary Disclosure Initiative is the name given to the initiative by the institute.
Companies that agree to these guidelines will have their logos displayed on their products.
- All labels include calorie, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and alcohol content information.
- Ingredients can be found on the label or secondary packaging in the form of a list of ingredients, a link to a website, or a code that can be scanned with a smartphone.
- All labels or primary containers should have a freshness date or a production date.
According to the Beer Institute, you should see the impact of this initiative as soon as possible because many members already provide nutritional facts and ingredient information.
The Brewers Voluntary Disclosure Initiative has a number of members who have agreed to follow its standards.
- Anheuser-Busch is a beer company based in the United States.
- MillerCoors is a brewing company based in the United
- Heineken USA is a beer company based in the United States
- Beer Division of Constellation Brands
- Breweries in North America
- Craft Brew Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
These companies produce more than 81 percent of all beer sold in the United States.SThe institute claims that
The calorie disclosure is good news for consumers, according to Michael Jacobson, president of the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, who also criticizes the Brewers Voluntary Disclosure Initiative for not requiring all details to appear on products.
Consumers have the same right to know what ingredients are in their beer as they do in their root beer.Brewers are permitted to color, flavor, sweeten, and preserve their products artificially, as well as use foam enhancers.If the industry is proud of its ingredients, they should be listed on labels, not just on the internet.
The Nutrition Facts label, which is required by the United States government, does not apply to alcohol.SBecause the alcohol industry is regulated by a separate federal agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,SThe Treasury Department
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