What are the Requirements for Packaging for Alcoholic Beverages?
Does the U.S. have any laws or regulations governing the use of pouches for packaging alcoholic beverages for sale to the public. More specifically, are alcoholic beverages containing 40% alcohol allowed to be packed in pouches?
In the U.S., packaging for alcoholic beverages is regulated by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which looks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations for safety issues and to its own regulations for alcohol preservation. (For more information, please see the PackagingLaw.com article, "The Regulation of Packaging by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: An Added Level of Complexity.")
In response to your second question, the answer would depend on the packaging material and spirit involved. Companies should consult legal counsel to help determine their specific legal obligations.