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Alcohol bottles could get a nutrition label makeover

Posted: 7:43 PM, Jun 05, 2013
Updated: 2013-06-05 20:41:24-04

Alcohol bottles may be getting a makeover soon. A new regulation just passed by the Treasury Department will allow nutritional labels to be put on wine, beer and spirits.

“I think it’ll help people to be more moderate in their consumption,” Shasta Hamilton, a manager of ‘Long’s Wines and Liquor’s’ in Bay Ridge said.

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The regulation makes it optional for companies to put the label on their bottles. Advocates believe because of the option quality, it will cut down on those who oppose it, like some beer or wine sellers that want to hide calorie count.

The Treasury Department recently said with the new ruling, they hope to prevent any consumer deception and provide what is exactly in each product.