Why Don’t Beers List Calories, Ingredients, or Nutritional Info?

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Beer is not required to list calories, ingredients, or nutritional information because it is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  

Beer, and all other alcoholic drinks, are regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which does not require any labeling for nutritional information. 

Why does beer not have a label with calories, ingredients, and nutrition info?

In the United States, the agency in charge of regulating all food labeling and nutritional disclosures is the FDA. Because beer is not under the jurisdiction of the FDA does not require labeling, beer does not have any nutritional labels. 

What information is a beer label required to include?

There are some regulations for what must be included:  Brand Name Cla Name and addre Net content Alcohol content Decleration of sulfite Name and address of importer if imported

Where do the calories in beer come from?

The calories in beer come from the fermentation process, which creates alcohol. The natural starches and sugars that are used in fermentation have a lot of calories. 

What is the nutritional content of the average beer?

151 calorie 0 grams fat 0 milligrams cholesterol 25 milligrams sodium 13.7 grams carbohydrate 1.1 grams protein Trace amounts of calcium, potassium, and phosphorus and many of the B vitamin

Why does alcohol not have nutrition facts in Canada?

Canada’s alcohol does not have nutrition facts because there is no nutritional value to alcohol. They simply assume that it is bad for you and support drinking in moderation. However, many Canadians support including nutritional facts despite this logic.  

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