Government proposes nutrition labeling for beer

August 1st, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

A proposed federal regulation would make nutrition labels mandatory on all beer, wine and other alcohol sold in the United States.

The labels would list calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates and percent of alcohol by volume.

Currently, listing such information is optional.

Officials said calorie labeling “could provide a constant, low-cost reminder that alcohol consumption adds generally empty, discretionary calories to the diet.”

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4 Responses to “Government proposes nutrition labeling for beer”

  1. Bob Skilnik Says:

    I’m a visionary…but in all actuality, it will take 3-5 years before it happens; and it will happen.

  2. Loren Says:

    If it includes a mandatory bottled on or best before DATE…then bring it on!

    NOW!

    I can care less about the calories…

    :-)

  3. Stacumz Says:

    I can’t say it wouldn’t be interesting information. I know the calorie content wouldn’t be a deterrent for me to drink a particular beer, but it wouldn’t be horrible to know for sure that I DEFINITELY should skip the fries the next day! Whether or not I can see if happening soon…don’t think so.

  4. amy Says:

    “Officials said calorie labeling “could provide a constant, low-cost reminder that alcohol consumption adds generally empty, discretionary calories to the diet.” ”

    do they think that this would possibly reduce beer consumption? it is general knowledge that candy, french fries, white breads, etc…have little to no nutritional value, and americans still consume them like mad.

    i eat broccoli for the nutritional value. i drink beer because I LOVE BEER!