Top TTB 'Needs Correction' Reasons...Are these your top reasons for correction?

Per the TTB, the top six reasons a label is rejected are below. What other reasons have you had with TTB?

1. Class and Type Missing: A common error is a failure to indicate the class or type of your beer. This should be a simple error to avoid--merely add a line saying what kind of beer (or even just that it is a malt beverage) to your label. Most of your consumers likely want to know what kind of beer they’re getting, and so does the TTB.

2. Misleading Comment: This error occurs when a label includes a statement about the beer, which isn’t backed up by other information. An example is if the label describes flavors found in the beer, but the beer wasn’t actually made with those flavoring agents. The TTB will require you to reword the statement to clarify what’s actually in the beer.

3. Formula Missing: Beers made with certain non-traditional ingredients require a formula approval by the TTB (which is a whole other ball of wax--click here for more information from the TTB). If a label indicates that it contains these non-traditional ingredients, but no formula approval form is included with the application, the TTB will reject it.

4. Clarification Needed: With this error, the TTB has seen something it finds confusing on the label, and so it seeks an explanation of what you meant so it can properly assess the statement. Admittedly, this is a fairly amorphous, general error, but it basically means you should avoid overtly obscure or confusing phrasing on your labels. 5. Wrong Brand Name: The Brand Name on your label must match the Brand Name on your application--simple as that.

6. Alcohol Content Statement Format: Under federal rules, a statement of the alcoholic content of a beer is not required. However, if you do choose to include it, it must follow the approved formats.

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