Food Law News - EU - 1998
7 October 1998: SPIRIT DRINKS - Protection given to Spirit Drink
Official Journal, 7 October 1998
Protection given to Spirit Drink
The Commission has adopted the following:
Commission Regulation (EC) No 2140/98 of 6 October 1998 amending Regulation (EEC) No 1014/90 laying down detailed implementing rules on the definition, description and presentation of spirit drinks
The Regulation adds the following to the Annex to the Regulation 1014/90:
Bierbrand or eau de vie de bière: a spirit drink:
- - obtained exclusively by direct distillation of fresh beer with an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 86 % such that the distillate obtained has organoleptic characteristics resulting from the beer,
- - with a minimum alcoholic strength by volume of 38 %, for supply for human consumption in the Community
The Regulation enters into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.
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