Use of Certain Shoulder or Strip Labels
Not Covered by Certificates of Label Approval
Proprietors of rectifying plants, taxpaid bottling houses,
internal revenue bonded warehouses, bonded wine cellars,
taxpaid wine bottling houses, importers, and others concerned:
1. The instructions on Form 1647, Application for Certificate of Label
Approval Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, presently require
that the complete set of labels to be used on any individual container must
be submitted with this form; and Form 1649, Certificate of Label Approval
Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (which is issued pursuant to
Form 1647), to which are affixed labels identical with those on Form 1647,
authorizes only the use of such labels and others differing from them in
certain authorized respects, such as a change in the proportionate size of
the labels or the statement of different net contents.
2. In order to avoid the constant resubmission of labels to cover sets
of labels differing from previously approved labels only in that they contain
an additional strip, shoulder, or other label bearing the name or name and
address of the wholesaler or retailer preceded by such phrases as "bottled for",
"selected for", "made for", or "imported for", Forms 1647 and 1649 will be
revised when they are reprinted so as not to require the submission of such
shoulder, strip, or other similar labels for approval.
3. Pending the revision of Forms 1647 and 1649, bottlers and importers
of distilled spirits, wines, and malt beverages, may use sets of labels
differing from sets of labels covered by certificates of approval in that
there has been added an additional shoulder, strip, or other label bearing
the name or name and address of the wholesaler or retailer preceded by such
phrases as "bottled for", "selected for", "made for", or "imported for".
4. Inquiries in regard to this Industry Circular should refer to the
number thereof and the symbols O:AT:BP.
Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division