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Industry Circular

Number: 71-1
Date: January 27, 1971

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division
Washington, D.C. 20224


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Brewers and others concerned:

Purpose. The purpose of this circular is to advise you that the document "Adjuncts Reported to be Employed in Brewing" dated September 1, 1970, and referred to in Industry Circular No. 70-28, has again been revised by the brewing industry. The newly revised document dated November 1, 1970, has been furnished to the Director, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division. It is understood that copies of the revised document have been supplied by the industry to all brewers.

Use of adjuncts contained in the revised Adjunct Report. In order to continue or begin the use of an adjunct listed in the Report the brewer will be expected to file a statement with his Assistant Regional Commissioner (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) to become part of his notice, Form 27-C, to the effect that he has received a copy of the revised Adjunct Report and proposes to use (without specificity) one or more of the adjuncts listed therein. It will be the responsibility of the brewer to establish the propriety of his use of an adjunct by the maintenance of commercial records detailing the receipt and use thereof.

Adjuncts not listed in the revised Adjunct Report. Adjuncts listed in the revised Adjunct Report are currently recognized as "wholesome products suitable for human food consumption" and suitable for use in beer and cereal beverages. Any brewer desiring to use an adjunct not included in the Report should, prior to commencing its use, submit complete documentation addressed to the Director concerning the appropriateness of the adjunct for the use proposed. If it is found that the proposed material is suitable for use in beer and cereal beverages, the brewer will be so notified.

Amendments. As additional adjuncts are recognized as being suitable for use in beer and cereal beverages, amendments of the document, "Adjuncts Reported to be Employed in Brewing," will be issued for the information and guidance of brewers, by means of dated page inserts identifying the additional item or items. However, it will not be necessary to again file the statement referred to in the second paragraph above as to adjuncts identified on such page inserts.

Requests for copies of report. All requests for copies of the revised Adjunct Report should be sent to the United States Brewers Association Inc., 1750 K Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20006.

Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number and be addressed to the Director, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D. C. 20224.

Rex Davis

Rex D. Davis,

Acting Director Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division

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