Category: COLA’s

TTB Formula Approval – Recent Changes, Part 2

A few weeks ago, we posted a blog focusing on recent changes to TTB’s formula approval process. These changes were designed to streamline the formula approval process for brewers. While Part 1 of the blog outlined changes relating to ingredients used in production, Part 2 will focus on TTB’s changes

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COLA’s – The calendar and the courtroom

One of the issues we’re seeing more people have frustrations with is the time and detail involved with Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs).  With these COLA’s the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is finding itself caught in a very sticky situation. On one hand their funding is

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Formulas. Do you even need one approved by TTB?

Sometimes you need one and sometimes you don’t. Regardless, it is best to find out before you apply for your Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) or you will not be allowed to receive your COLA – rather, you will be directed to submit a request for Pre-COLA Product Evaluation –

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Certificates of Label Approval and Formula Approval by TTB

Every winery, brewery, and distillery needs to acquire federal label approval from TTB, a process known as issuance of Certificate of Label Approval (COLA), before the bottling process of the product by a domestic manufacturer or the importation of product into the United States can take place.  Federal labels require

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