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Hey all 

 We are re designing out boxes and I cant seem to find the specs from the TTB as to what info has to be on the outside of the 6 or 12 pack cases.  Can anyone point me to a source showing what info an size requirements their are 

 

thanks 

 

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15 minutes ago, Tom Lenerz said:

27 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter A Part 19 Subpart S: 19.489

Yep I have read that.  Is there nothing about font size and overall size that the overall info panel needs to be?

 

 

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14 hours ago, whiskeytango said:

Yep I have read that.  Is there nothing about font size and overall size that the overall info panel needs to be?

 

You read it but you didn't read the section that 19.489 references, 19.483, which states: 

§ 19.483 Specifications for marks.

(a) Basic requirements. A proprietor must place the marks prescribed by this subpart on cases, encased containers, and packages of spirits and denatured spirits so that they are:

(1) Of adequate size to be easily read;

(2) Of a color in distinct contrast to the color of the background;

(3) Legible; and

(4) Durably affixed.

(b) Use of labels. A proprietor may use labels as the means for applying prescribed marks if the labels meet the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) Location. A proprietor must place the prescribed marks on one side of the case or encased container, or on the head of the package.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/19.483

 

Distillery management software packages can take care of this requirement (and many others) for you- highly recommended.

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2 minutes ago, SCLabGuy said:

You read it but you didn't read the section that 19.489 references, 19.483, which states: 

§ 19.483 Specifications for marks.

(a) Basic requirements. A proprietor must place the marks prescribed by this subpart on cases, encased containers, and packages of spirits and denatured spirits so that they are:

(1) Of adequate size to be easily read;

(2) Of a color in distinct contrast to the color of the background;

(3) Legible; and

(4) Durably affixed.

(b) Use of labels. A proprietor may use labels as the means for applying prescribed marks if the labels meet the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) Location. A proprietor must place the prescribed marks on one side of the case or encased container, or on the head of the package.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/19.483

 

Distillery management software packages can take care of this requirement (and many others) for you- highly recommended.

No I did.  Still not seeing anything that specified font size.  

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The font size requirement is not absolute, it is relative: "Of adequate size to be easily read".  Don't overthink this.  Although it violates CFR, many small operators do not label or serialize their cases at all.

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32 minutes ago, SCLabGuy said:

The font size requirement is not absolute, it is relative: "Of adequate size to be easily read".  Don't overthink this.  Although it violates CFR, many small operators do not label or serialize their cases at all.

Yah not overthinking it. I just swear I remember when we did our original boxes 8+ years ago I was working off a specified minimum size.  Maybe they changed it or maybe Im getting a NABCA requirement mixed up.   IDK lots of alcohol across this old brain between then and now 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, whiskeytango said:

Yah not overthinking it. I just swear I remember when we did our original boxes 8+ years ago I was working off a specified minimum size.  Maybe they changed it or maybe Im getting a NABCA requirement mixed up.   IDK lots of alcohol across this old brain between then and now 

You may be thinking of minimum font sizes for mandatory label information.  Those are specified in absolute (millimeter) terms. https://www.ttb.gov/images/pdfs/spirits_bam/chapter2.pdf & https://www.ttb.gov/images/pdfs/spirits_bam/chapter3.pdf

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