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.”
4 Replies to “Government proposes nutrition labeling for beer”
I’m a visionary…but in all actuality, it will take 3-5 years before it happens; and it will happen.
If it includes a mandatory bottled on or best before DATE…then bring it on!
I can care less about the calories…
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.
“Officials said calorie labeling â€œcould provide a constant, low-cost reminder that alcohol consumption adds generally empty, discretionary calories to the diet.â€ ”
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!
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