LABELING OF MALT BEVERAGES FOR SALE IN NORTH DAKOTA
Purpose. The purpose of this Circular is to inform brewers
that the laws of the State of North Dakota have been amended to
eliminate the requirement that an alcoholic content statement
must appear on the labels of malt beverages sold in that State.
Background. The laws of the State of North Dakota previously required all malt beverages to be labeled to show the
alcoholic content. Effective July 1, 1967, however, the laws
of that State were amended to delete this requirement.
The Federal Alcohol Administration Act [27 U.S.C. 205(e)]
and Section 7.26 of 27 CFR Part 7 provide that the alcoholic
content of malt beverages shall not be stated on labels unless
required by state law. Accordingly, since the laws of the
State of North Dakota no longer require an alcoholic content
statement, alcoholic content statements are prohibited by
Federal law and regulations on labels of malt beverages shipped
into that State.
Conclusion. In order to permit an orderly transition to
new labels, present stocks of labels for malt beverages bearing
alcoholic content statements in the manner previously required
under North Dakota law may be used on containers shipped into
North Dakota until September 1, 1968. After such date, statements of alcoholic content will not be permitted on labels
affixed to containers filled for shipment into the State of
Inquiries. Correspondence in regard to this industry
circular should refer to its number and be addressed to the
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax (CP:AT:B), Washington,
D. C., 20224.
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division