TTB Form 5100.31 "Application for and Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval"

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OMB No. 1513-0020
FOR TTB USE ONLY
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
TTB ID
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU
APPLICATION FOR AND CERTIFICATION/EXEMPTION OF
LABEL/BOTTLE APPROVAL
1. REP. ID. NO. (If any)
CT
OR
(See Instructions and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice Below)
2 .
PART I - APPLICATION
3. SOURCE OF PRODUCT
2. PLANT REGISTRY/BASIC
(Required)
8. NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT AS SHOWN ON PLANT REGISTRY, BASIC
PERMIT/BREWER'S NO. (Required)
PERMIT, OR BREWER'S NOTICE. INCLUDE APPROVED DBA OR TRADENAME IF
Domestic
Imported
USED ON THE LABEL (Required)
4. SERIAL NUMBER (
5 . TYPE OF PRODUCT
Required)
(Required)
YEAR
WINE
-
DISTILLED SPIRITS
MALT BEVERAGES
8a. MAILING ADDRESS, IF DIFFERENT
6. BRAND NAME (Required)
7. FANCIFUL NAME (If any)
9. FORMULA
10. GRAPE VARIETAL(S) Wine only
14. TYPE OF APPLICATION (Check applicable box(es))
a.
CERTIFICATE OF LABEL APPROVAL
b.
CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION FROM LABEL APPROVAL
11. WINE APPELLATION (If on label)
"For sale in
only" (Fill in State abbreviation)
c.
DISTINCTIVE LIQUOR BOTTLE APPROVAL. TOTAL
BOTTLE CAPACITY BEFORE CLOSURE
(Fill in amount)
12. PHONE NUMBER
13.
EMAIL ADDRESS
d.
RESUBMISSION AFTER REJECTION
TTB ID
15.
SHOW ANY INFORMATION THAT IS BLOWN, BRANDED, OR EMBOSSED ON THE CONTAINER (e.g., net contents) ONLY IF IT DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE LABELS
AFFIXED BELOW. ALSO, SHOW TRANSLATIONS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEXT APPEARING ON LABELS.
PART II - APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION
Under the penalties of perjury, I declare: that all statements appearing on this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief;
and, that the representations on the labels attached to this form, including supplemental documents, truly and correctly represent the content of the
containers to which these labels will be applied. I also certify that I have read, understood, and complied with the conditions and instructions which are
attached to an original TTB F 5100.31, Certificate/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval. I consent to the return of processed applications in the manner
indicated on this application and set forth in the applicable instructions.
16.
17. SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT OR AUTHORIZED AGENT 18. PRINT NAME OF APPLICANT OR AUTHORIZED AGENT
DATE OF APPLICATION
PART III - TTB CERTIFICATE
This certificate is issued subject to applicable laws, regulations, and conditions as set forth in the instructions portion of this form.
19. DATE ISSUED
20. AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU
FOR TTB USE ONLY
QUALIFICATIONS
EXPIRATION DATE (If any)
AFFIX COMPLETE SET OF LABELS BELOW (See General Instructions 4 and 6)
TTB F 5100.31 (10/2021) PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
OMB No. 1513-0020
FOR TTB USE ONLY
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
TTB ID
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU
APPLICATION FOR AND CERTIFICATION/EXEMPTION OF
LABEL/BOTTLE APPROVAL
1. REP. ID. NO. (If any)
CT
OR
(See Instructions and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice Below)
2 .
PART I - APPLICATION
3. SOURCE OF PRODUCT
2. PLANT REGISTRY/BASIC
(Required)
8. NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT AS SHOWN ON PLANT REGISTRY, BASIC
PERMIT/BREWER'S NO. (Required)
PERMIT, OR BREWER'S NOTICE. INCLUDE APPROVED DBA OR TRADENAME IF
Domestic
Imported
USED ON THE LABEL (Required)
4. SERIAL NUMBER (
5 . TYPE OF PRODUCT
Required)
(Required)
YEAR
WINE
-
DISTILLED SPIRITS
MALT BEVERAGES
8a. MAILING ADDRESS, IF DIFFERENT
6. BRAND NAME (Required)
7. FANCIFUL NAME (If any)
9. FORMULA
10. GRAPE VARIETAL(S) Wine only
14. TYPE OF APPLICATION (Check applicable box(es))
a.
CERTIFICATE OF LABEL APPROVAL
b.
CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION FROM LABEL APPROVAL
11. WINE APPELLATION (If on label)
"For sale in
only" (Fill in State abbreviation)
c.
DISTINCTIVE LIQUOR BOTTLE APPROVAL. TOTAL
BOTTLE CAPACITY BEFORE CLOSURE
(Fill in amount)
12. PHONE NUMBER
13.
EMAIL ADDRESS
d.
RESUBMISSION AFTER REJECTION
TTB ID
15.
SHOW ANY INFORMATION THAT IS BLOWN, BRANDED, OR EMBOSSED ON THE CONTAINER (e.g., net contents) ONLY IF IT DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE LABELS
AFFIXED BELOW. ALSO, SHOW TRANSLATIONS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEXT APPEARING ON LABELS.
PART II - APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION
Under the penalties of perjury, I declare: that all statements appearing on this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief;
and, that the representations on the labels attached to this form, including supplemental documents, truly and correctly represent the content of the
containers to which these labels will be applied. I also certify that I have read, understood, and complied with the conditions and instructions which are
attached to an original TTB F 5100.31, Certificate/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval. I consent to the return of processed applications in the manner
indicated on this application and set forth in the applicable instructions.
16.
17. SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT OR AUTHORIZED AGENT 18. PRINT NAME OF APPLICANT OR AUTHORIZED AGENT
DATE OF APPLICATION
PART III - TTB CERTIFICATE
This certificate is issued subject to applicable laws, regulations, and conditions as set forth in the instructions portion of this form.
19. DATE ISSUED
20. AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU
FOR TTB USE ONLY
QUALIFICATIONS
EXPIRATION DATE (If any)
AFFIX COMPLETE SET OF LABELS BELOW (See General Instructions 4 and 6)
TTB F 5100.31 (10/2021) PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
I.
PURPOSE OF THIS CERTIFICATE
This certificate authorizes you to bottle and remove the product identified on the certificate from the plant(s) identified on the certificate where it was bottled or packed, or
to remove products in containers from Customs custody. NOTE: This certificate does not constitute trademark protection.
CONDITIONS OF THIS CERTIFICATE
II.
A.
This certificate does not relieve you from liability for violations of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988, the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, or related regulations and rulings.
B.
You must ensure that: 1) all the information on your application is true and correct and 2) any and all information (including words, text, illustrations, graphics, etc.)
shown or presented on the label(s) affixed to this certificate is truthful, accurate and not misleading.
C.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) does not routinely review submitted labels for compliance with applicable requirements for mandatory label
information regarding type size, characters per inch, or contrasting background. You must ensure that the mandatory information on the actual labels is legible and
displayed in the correct type size, number of characters per inch, and on a contrasting background in accordance with the TTB labeling regulations, 27 CFR parts 4,
5, 7, and 16, as applicable. TTB does reserve the right to review applications for compliance with these requirements and to return noncompliant applications.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION
III.
NOTE: Applications may be filed electronically by accessing the TTB website at https://www.ttbonline.gov/ttbonline/.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
A.
1.
You must print or type your application and sign it in ink. Submit your application in duplicate to the ALCOHOL LABELING AND FORMULATION DIVISION, ALCOHOL
AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, 1310 G STREET NW., BOX 12, WASHINGTON, DC 20005. (paper filers only)
2.
You may use exact copies of TTB F 5100.31 in lieu of an original form. Copies do not have to include the instruction page; however, you remain subject to all the
provisions and instructions outlined on the form. We suggest that you use an original form whenever possible. This form may be electronically accessed at the TTB
website at https://www.ttb.gov/forms/f510031.pdf.
3.
Generally, the person, firm, or corporation who will bottle or pack the product must file the application. However, for a product to be imported in containers intended for
sale at retail, the application must be filed by the importer. In the case of a product to be relabeled by a wholesaler, the application must be filed by the wholesaler.
4.
You must firmly affix (with glue or tape - DO NOT STAPLE) all labels that will appear on the container. Printer's proofs and photocopies are acceptable. If labels are in the
form of can flats, photocopies are requested. (paper filers only)
5 . You may NOT make pen and ink changes, white out information, type over or cross out information, or paste information over labels affixed to this application. (Paper filers
only)
6. You must reduce oversized labels so that they fit in the space provided. You must indicate in Item 19 that labels have been reduced and the percentage of reduction.
B.
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
ITEM 1. Include a third party representative ID Number if your application will be submitted by a third party representative, and if you consent to the disclosure of information
about the application to this representative, as well as the return of the processed application to this representative. Third party filers who do not already have
a representative ID Number, please contact TTB to obtain one. (See section IV for contact information.)
ITEM 2. For bonded wine cellars, taxpaid wine bottling houses, and distilled spirits plants, enter the applicable registry number (BW- or TPWBH- or DSP- number). Importers
must enter the TTB basic permit number and brewers must enter the brewer’s notice number. Wholesalers applying to relabel must enter the wholesaler's basic
permit number. If you intend to bottle this product at more than one of your locations (distilled spirits and malt beverages only), show the registry number/brewer's
notice number of each location where the product will be bottled. In this instance, Item 8 should reflect your principal place of business. You may also use Item 8a
to reflect additional registry//brewer's notice numbers if the space provided in item 2 is insufficient. In this instance, cross out the words “Mailing Address, if different."
ITEM 3. Indicate the source of the product by checking the appropriate box.
ITEM 4. You must assign a sequential serial number beginning with the last two digits of the current calendar year to each application and its duplicate, not to exceed 6
characters; e.g., 12-1, 12-2, etc.
ITEM 5. Indicate the type of product by checking the appropriate box. For Sake, check the "wine" box.
ITEM 6. A brand name is the name under which the product is sold. If the product is not sold under a brand name, enter the name of the bottler, packer, or importer, as
applicable.
ITEM 7. A fanciful name is a name that further identifies the product and is required for some specialty products. It is optional for other products.
ITEM 8. Indicate your company name and address exactly as they appear on your plant registry, basic permit, or brewer’s notice (include your approved DBA or trade name
if you use it on the label). In the case of distilled spirits and malt beverages that are bottled at more than one location, indicate your principal place of
business address in this field.
ITEM 8a. You may enter a mailing address here if you receive mail at an address other than the address shown in Item 8.
ITEM 9. The term “Formula” encompasses the following pre-COLA product evaluations: domestic beverage alcohol formulas, pre-import approval letters, lab analyses, and
submissions formerly known as statements of process (SOPs). A formula is a quantitative list of ingredients and a step-by-step method of manufacture for alcohol
beverages (wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages) requiring approval from TTB prior to production or importation as set out in Industry Circular 2007-4. TTB’s
regulatory authority for such products may also be found in 27 CFR parts 4, 5, 7, 19, 24, 25, and 26. Please visit http://www.ttb.gov/formulation/pre_cola.shtml for
more information about when a formula is required. For any domestic or imported alcohol beverage product requiring formula approval, specify the TTB Formula
ID/TTB ID number, or TTB lab number. A copy of the approved formula or pre-import approval letter must accompany this label application. If the formula
approval was obtained electronically through Formulas Online, the system-generated TTB Formula ID number must be provided.
ITEM 10. You must list in this block each grape varietal (if any) that appears on wine labels.
ITEM 11. Fill in only if a wine appellation of origin is stated on the label.
ITEM 12. Provide the phone number of the person responsible for the application.
ITEM 13. You may provide the email address of the person who should receive TTB’s response to this application. TTB will process and return all paper applications to
this email address if one is provided.
ITEM 14. You must check "a" OR "b." You must also check "c" if you intend to bottle distilled spirits in a distinctive container. You must check "d" and enter the TTB ID
number as shown in the upper left hand corner of the rejected application if you are submitting an application that was previously rejected. If you check "b": 1) you
may only sell this product in the State where it is bottled AND 2) the statement "For sale in
only" (using State abbreviation) must appear on each container.
We do not issue certificates of exemption for products imported in bottles or for malt beverages.
ITEM 15. The instructions for this item are on the front of the form.
ITEM 16. Enter date application is prepared or submitted.
ITEM 17. The applicant or authorized agent must sign in this block.
ITEM 18. The signer's name must be printed in this block.
IV. CONTACT INFORMATION
For Additional Information Contact:
Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division (ALFD)
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
1310 G. Street, NW., Box 12
Washington, DC 20005
Phone (202) 453–2250 OR 1–866–927–2533 (Toll Free)
Email contact form: https://www.ttb.gov/contact-alfd
TTB F 5100.31 (10/2021) PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
V. ALLOWABLE REVISIONS TO APPROVED LABELS
Once a label receives TTB approval, you are permitted to make certain changes to that label without submitting it to TTB. The label(s) identified on and affixed to this
certificate may be revised without resubmission as follows:
NOTE: Any revision(s) you make to your approved label(s) must be in compliance with the applicable regulations in 27 CFR parts 4, 5, 7, and 16, and any other applicable
provision of law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the conditions set forth in the “Comments” below.
REVISION APPLIES TO
DISTILLED
MALT
WINE
SPIRITS
BEVERAGE
YOU MAY...
COMMENTS
If the non-mandatory information in question relates to other
YES
YES
YES
1. Delete any non-mandatory label information, including text,
information that remains on the label, it is your responsibility to ensure
illustrations, graphics, etc.
that the remaining information is not misleading after the deletion.
2. Reposition any label information, including text, illustrations,
YES
YES
YES
The repositioning must comply with any placement requirements
applicable to mandatory information. For example, some types of
graphics, etc.
mandatory information must appear on the brand label or must appear
together with other label information.
3. Change the color(s) (background and text), shape and proportionate
YES
All changes must comply with applicable regulations, and changes in
YES
YES
size of labels. Change the type size and font, and make appropriate
spelling must not change the meaning of the previously approved
changes to the spelling (including punctuation marks, changing
information.
letters from upper case to lower case and vice versa, and
abbreviations) of words, in compliance with the regulations. Change
All mandatory information must be readily legible and appear on a
from an adhesive label to one where label information is etched,
contrasting background. Any revisions that affect mandatory label
painted or printed directly on the container and vice versa.
information must also comply with placement rules and other applicable
Divide a single approved label into multiple labels on a container, or
requirements for such information.
combine separate labels that were approved under a single COLA
into a single label on a container, provided that the label or labels
comply with any applicable placement requirements for mandatory
information and all other relevant requirements.
4. Change the stated percentages for blends of grape varietals and
YES
N/A
N/A
When used for any of these items, the total percentages for each element
appellations of origin for wine labels.
must equal 100%. You may not change the name of the stated varietals
or appellations without submitting a new application.
5. Add, change or delete a vintage date for wine labels.
YES
N/A
N/A
If the vintage date is deleted, no reference to "Vintage" may be made
on any label or other materials (e.g., caps, capsules, corks, etc.) affixed to
the bottle. When adding a new vintage date, you must comply with al
applicable regulations, including the requirements regarding appellations
of origin.
6. Change the optional “produced” or “made” by statements on wine
YES
labels to “blended,” “vinted,” “cellared” or “prepared” by statements.
N/A
N/A
7. Add, change or delete the stated amount of acid and/or the pH
N/A
N/A
YES
level for wine labels.
8. Change the stated amounts of sugar at harvest and/or residual
YES
N/A
N/A
See ATF Ruling 82-4 for policy regarding use of sugar content
sugar for wine labels.
statements and when such statements are required.
9. Add or delete bonded winery or taxpaid wine bottling house number
YES
N/A
N/A
If used, the number must appear in direct conjunction with the bottler's
for wine labels.
name and address.
10. Change the net contents statement.
YES
YES
YES
Revisions must comply with all applicable regulations governing net
content statements and standards of fill. Please ensure that all
applicable type size requirements are met for each container size.
For example, you may change the alcohol content of a grape wine
11. Change the mandatory statement of alcohol content, as long as the
YES
YES
YES
labeled with a varietal designation from 13 percent to 15 percent
change is consistent with the labeled class and type designation,
(Flavored
alcohol by volume even though it results in a change to the product’s tax
and all other labeling statements.
Malt
classification. However, if the product was designated and labeled as a
Beverages
“table wine,” an alcohol content of 15 percent alcohol by volume would
Only)
be inconsistent with the rules for use of that designation, so this change
would not be permitted
Similarly, a label bearing a “rum” designation may not be changed to
state an alcohol content of less than 40 percent alcohol by volume. The
revised alcohol content statement must be consistent with all other
mandatory or optional labeling statements.
N/A
N/A
YES
12. Add, delete, or change an optional statement of alcohol content for
Malt beverages that contain alcohol derived from added flavors or other
added nonbeverage ingredients (other than hops extract) containing
malt beverage labels.
alcohol are subject to mandatory alcohol content statement
requirements.
N/A
YES
N/A
13. Change the statement of percentage of neutral spirits and the name
These changes must not result in a change to the class or type
designation of the distilled spirits product.
of the commodity from which a distilled spirit is produced.
N/A
YES
N/A
These changes must not result in a change to the class or type
14. Change the mandatory age statement, or delete or change
.
designation. See 27 CFR 5.22 and 5.40 for further information about
an optional age statement for distilled spirits labels
age statements and minimum aging requirements applicable to certain
classes and types of spirits.
15. Delete or change an optional age statement, including a
YES
N/A
YES
Statements of age on wine labels must comply with 27 CFR 4.39(b).
.
barrel aging statement, for wine and malt beverage labels
16. Add, delete, or change statements or information in order to
Applies only to malt beverages sold in that particular state (including the
N/A
N/A
YES
District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico).
comply with the requirements of the State in which the malt
beverage is to be sold.
The statement must be in compliance with TTB Ruling 2013-2 and
YES
YES
YES
17. Add a new Serving Facts statement or statement of average
TTB Ruling 2004-1. A new Serving Facts statement is an allowable
analysis, add a Serving Facts statement to replace a statement of
revision only if it is in one of the formats that is set forth in the
average analysis, or change the numerical values for calories,
examples attached to TTB Ruling 2013-2.
carbohydrates, protein, and fat contained in an existing
statement.
Bottling dates added to wine labels must comply with 27 CFR 4.39(c).
18. Add, delete, or change stated bottling date, production date (day,
YES
YES
YES
month, and/or year) or freshness information including bottling,
production or expiration dates or codes.
This means that a bonded wine cellar, taxpaid wine bottling house,
19. Change the name or trade name to reflect a different name already
YES
YES
YES
approved for use by the responsible bonded wine cellar, taxpaid
distilled spirits plant, brewery or importer may revise the label to include
wine bottling house, distilled spirits plant, brewery, or importer.
the use of a name or trade name that is already approved for that
Change the address where it is within the same State.
particular industry member. The name or trade name must appear on
the basic permit, brewer’s notice, or other qualifying documents for the
company to whom the original certificate was issued. If the name or
trade name is also used as the brand name on the label, resulting in a
change of brand name, you must submit a new application. The
change in address is ONLY allowed for in-state moves or other changes
to the COLA holder’s address that have already been reflected on the
industry member’s basic permit, brewer’s notice, or other qualifying
documents.
20. Add, delete, or change the name and/or address of the foreign
YES
YES
YES
The producer, bottler, or shipper must be located in the same country
originally shown.
producer, bottler, or shipper.
21. Add, delete, or change the name, address, and/or trademark of the
YES
YES
YES
wholesaler, retailer, or persons for whom the product is imported or
.
bottled
TTB F 5100.31 (10/2021) PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
22. Add, delete, or change bottle deposit information, or container
YES
YES
YES
recycling information or logos.
23. Add, delete, or change UPC barcodes and/or 2D mobile
YES
YES
YES
Addition or change of UPC Code must be in compliance with Industry
barcodes, e.g., QR codes or Microsoft Tags.
Circular 77-23. Any information retrieved from 2D barcodes must be in
compliance with all applicable advertising regulations.
24. Add, delete, or change a Web site address, phone number,
YES
YES
YES
fax number, or zip code.
25. Add, delete, or change a lot or batch identification number or
YES
YES
YES
other serial numbers.
26. Add, delete, or change trademark, copyright symbols (e.g., TM, ©,
YES
YES
YES
Symbols, logos and icons may not violate TTB regulations.
Advertisements on social media sites must be in compliance with all
®), kosher symbols, company logos, and/or social media icons.
applicable advertising regulations.
27. Add, delete, or change optional information about awards or
YES
YES
YES
medals, or the signature of the brewer, winemaker, or distiller of
the product.
YES
YES
YES
Holiday/seasonal-themed information or graphics must not conflict with
28. Add, delete, or change holiday- and/or seasonal-themed
or qualify the mandatory information and must comply with all applicable
graphics, artwork and/or salutations.
regulations, including the rules governing prohibited practices.
29. Delete or change promotional sponsorship-themed graphics,
YES
YES
YES
If authorization by a third party was required for use of such
logos, artwork, dates, event locations and/or other sponsorship-
promotional sponsorship-themed information on a label when first
related information. (Examples: sports leagues, team
approved, it is the responsibility of the industry member to have any
organizations, annual sporting events, and annual or semi-
necessary documentation of authorization to cover the revisions to
annual festivals.) Delete or change charitable endorsement
the approved label(s). The labeling statements may not create a
information to include information about the proceeds.
misleading impression.
30. Add, delete, or change a label or sticker that provides information
YES
YES
YES
These statements or graphics must not conflict with or qualify any
about a rating or recognition provided by an organization (e.g.,
mandatory information and must comply with all applicable laws and
“Recognized as one of the top values in vodka by x Magazine” or
regulations. Substantive claims about the product or its competitors
“Rated as the best 2012 wine by x Association”), as long as the
are not covered by this exemption.
rating or recognition reflects simply the opinion of the organization
and does not make a specific substantive claim about the product or
its competitors.
31. Delete all organic references from the label.
YES
YES
YES
If you choose to delete one organic claim on a label on which you have
received approval to make organic claims, then all organic claims,
references and certification statements must be deleted on the revised
label. The deletion of individual references or certification statements
is not permitted without a new COLA.
32. Change an approved sulfite statement to any of these options:
YES
YES
YES
A sulfite statement is required when sulfur dioxide or a sulfiting agent is
“Contains Sulfites”, “Contains (a) Sulfiting Agent(s)”, “Contains
detected at a level of 10 or more parts per million, measured as total
[name of specific sulfating agent]”, “Contains Naturally Occurring
sulfur dioxide.
and Added Sulfites”; or “Contains Naturally Occurring Sulfites.”
“Sulphites” may be used in lieu of “Sulfites.”
33. Add, delete, or change information about the number of bottles that
YES
YES
YES
Example: “100 bottles produced”
were “made,” “produced,” “brewed,” or “distilled” in a batch;
respectively.
YES
YES
YES
Only the following statements are approved to be added to a label:
34. Add, delete, or change between approved instructional statements
about how best to consume or serve the product.
“Refrigerate After Opening”
“Do Not Store In Direct Sunlight”,
“Best If Frozen For
to
Hours”,
“Shake Well”,
“Pour Over Ice”,
“Best When Chilled”,
“Best Served Chilled”,
“Serve Chilled”,
“Serve at Room Temperature”
"Best Before
"
"Consume By
"
35. Add, delete, or change between approved responsibility statements.
YES
YES
YES
Only the following statements are approved to be added to a label:
"Drink Responsibly"
"Enjoy Responsibly"
"Enjoy in Moderation"
"Sip Responsibly"
YES
YES
YES
36. Add, delete, or change between the listed sustainable farming,
These statements must not conflict with or qualify any mandatory
environmental, and eco-friendly claims.
information and must comply with all applicable laws and
regulations. It is the responsibility of the industry member to have
any necessary documentation of authorization to cover the revisions
to the approved label(s).
Only the following statements are approved to be added to a label:
"Sustainable Farming"
"Sustainably Grown"
"Carbon Neutral"
"Environmentally Friendly"
"Vegan-Friendly"
"Eco-Friendly"
"Biodynamic"
"Salmon Safe"
"Don't Litter"
“Environmentally Conscious”
“Eco-Conscious”
37. Add, delete, or change between approved food pairing
YES
YES
YES
Only the following food pairing statements are approved to be added
recommendations.
to a label:
"Best paired with [name of food]"
"Best served with [name of food]"
38. Add, change, or delete opening instructions for a box wine
YES
N/A
N/A
The instructions may include graphics limited to showing the step-by-
container.
step guidance.
39. Add, change, or delete a statement providing tapping
YES
N/A
YES
instructions for a keg.
40. Add to, change on, or delete from the label or container the
YES
YES
YES
name (or name and address) of the container manufacturer.
41. Change the stated numerical representation of the
N/A
N/A
YES
International Bitterness Units or Original Gravity.
TTB F 5100.31 (10/2021) PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
If you have questions about what is mandatory information and what is non-mandatory information, please consult the applicable regulations in 27
CFR parts 4, 5, 7, and 16, or contact TTB. See Section IV for how to contact TTB.
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT NOTICE
This request is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. We collect this information to verify your compliance with the
Federal laws and regulations we administer for the labeling of alcohol beverages. The information is mandated by statute (27 U.S.C.
205) and is used to obtain a benefit.
We estimate 31 minutes as the average burden for you to complete this form depending on your individual circumstances. You may
comment to us about the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggest ways for us to reduce the burden. Address your comments or
suggestions to the Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G
Street, NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005 (please do not mail completed forms to this address).
We may not conduct this collection of information, and you are not required to respond to this request, unless it displays a valid, current
OMB control number.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
We require this information under the authority of 27 U.S.C. 205(e). You must disclose this information so we may verify your compliance with the
Federal laws and regulations we administer for the labeling of alcohol beverages.
We use this information for the purposes described in the preceding paragraph. In addition, the information may be disclosed to other Federal,
State, and local law enforcement and regulatory agency personnel to verify information on the application and to aid in the performance of their
duties. The information may further be disclosed to the Justice Department if it appears that the furnishing of false information may contribute to a
violation of Federal law. If you fail to supply complete information, there will be a delay in the processing of your application.
After TTB issues a certificate of label approval, a certificate of exemption from label approval, or a distinctive liquor bottle approval, copies
of the approved applications are made available for public inspection.
TTB F 5100.31 (10/2021) PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
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