ABCC


Regulations

204 CMR 2.00:
REGULATIONS OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
CONTROL COMMISSION

204-2.06: Labels and Containers

(1) Every manufacturer licensed by the Commission shall place on the brand labels all information required by federal regulations.

(2) Every Wholesaler and Importer who blends, rectifies or bottles any alcoholic beverages purchased in bulk shall place on the brand labels the number of the license issued by the Commission, and also the number of the Federal Rectifier's Permit, if any.

(3) One label on every bottle, jug or other container of alcoholic beverages manufactured, blended, rectified or compounded by any Manufacturer or Wholesaler and Importer, shall state the quantity of such alcoholic beverages in the manner prescribed by the Federal Government, as far as applicable.

(4) One label on every bottle, jug or other container of alcoholic beverages blended, rectified or compounded by any Manufacturer or Wholesaler and Importer, shall state the exact ingredients of the alcoholic beverages so blended, rectified or compounded in the manner prescribed by the Federal Government.

(5) One label on every bottle, jug or other container of American type whiskey, other than corn or blended whiskey, offered by any Manufacturer or Wholesaler and Importer for intra-state sale solely within this Commonwealth, shall state the period of time during which after distillation and before bottling such whiskey was aged in charred oak barrels, and shall also state whether such barrels were new or re-used.

(6) One label on every bottle, jug or other container of American type corn whiskey, other than a blend, offered by any Manufacturer or Wholesaler and Importer for intra-state sale solely within this Commonwealth, shall state the period of time during which after distillation and before bottling such whiskey was aged in oak barrels.

(7) Any Manufacturer or Wholesaler and Importer who specially bottles any alcoholic beverages for a Retailer shall state on the brand labels that the beverages were bottled for the said Retailer.

(8) All Manufacturers and Wholesalers and Importers shall conform to all the Regulations issued by the Federal Government in connection with the Standards of Identity and the Standards of Fill, as far as they may be applicable.

(9) No false, deceptive or misleading statement shall be made or used, or shall be permitted to be made or used, by any licensee on any label on any keg, cask, barrel, bottle or other container of any alcoholic beverages.

(10) No licensee shall imitate or forge the brand, label, copyright or trade mark of any other licensee of this Commonwealth or any other state or country.

(11) Wholesalers and Importers shall use only such barrels, kegs, cases or other containers as are furnished by the Manufacturers, except where other containers are permitted to be used bearing such seals or other evidence of the identity and origin of the contents as are approved by the Commission.

(12) No licensee shall deface, mar, obliterate, remove or cover any brand or label on any keg, cask, barrel, bottle or other container, except as may be required by Federal Regulation. No licensee shall buy, sell, exchange or traffic in any such containers without consent of the owner thereof.

(13) No licensee shall refuse to redeem any barrel, keg, bottle, case or other container upon which a deposit has been made, provided it is returned in good order and condition, reasonable wear and tear only excepted. This Regulation shall apply only to the original parties to the contract.

(14) No licensee shall use or keep in his possession, without the consent of the owner, any barrel, keg, bottle, case or other container bearing the mark or brand of such owner.

204 CMR 2.00