Fermentation and the First Amendment (Print)

October 3, 2016 – Media Mention
American Brewer

Ron Levine was quoted in American Brewer regarding litigation involving Bellion Spirits and claims that the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau infringes its First Amendment rights. Levine told the publication that First Amendment challenges have been raised before in labeling cases, “with varying levels of success.” He added, “It would be wise to consider transferring full authority for health-related regulation of alcoholic beverages to the FDA. Indeed, here, there is a looming issue as to whether the claims invoke the FDA’s regulation of ‘drugs.’”