Thursday, August 9, 2007
Maureen Cavanaugh (Guest Host): While consumers can get nutritional information directly on the packages of the food they purchase, nutritional facts are currently not required on alcohol beverage bottles and cans. But that may soon change. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, is considering a new rule that would require companies to put alcohol content, serving sizes and nutritional information on all alcohol drink containers.
The Treasury Department is seeking public comment on the proposed rule change through October 29, 2007. You can send your comments to their website .
- Alex McGeary, president of San Diego County Vintners Association , owner of Shadow Mountain Vineyards and Winery and director of The Wine Institute , a public policy organization for California’s wine industry.
- George Hacker, director of Alcohol Policies at The Center for Science in Public Interest , a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety of food and alcohol policy.