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FDA Beverage Alcohol Jurisdiction

While TTB is recognized as the primary beverage alcohol regulatory agency, FDA has a distinct and separate role in regulating the industry. This Foundational Course details the entirety of FDA’s beverage alcohol jurisdiction and how they regulate everything from your distillery’s general sanitation practices to the labeling on many hard seltzer products. It is crucial for new entrants and industry veterans alike to fully comprehend the FDA’s beverage alcohol role and how to interact with the Administration when they come to your distillery for an FSMA audit.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the activities and alcoholic beverages over which FDA has regulatory authority
2. Learn about the FDA’s food facility registration and audit procedures, and what to look for in the eventuality of an FDA audit
3. Gain insights into distillery responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act and hear from experts about important plant safety considerations, as well as their personal experiences complying with the Current Good Manufacturing Practices

Alva Mather
McDermott Will & Emery

Chris Lahiff
McDermott Will & Emery

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