11 CSR 70-2.060 - Manufacturers

PURPOSE: This amendment moves the definitions to the beginning of the rule and clarifies the responsibilities of manufacturers.

(1) For the purpose of this regulation the following definitions apply:
(A) A "facility which brews or manufactures malt liquor" is defined as a brewery or manufacturing plant premises licensed by either or both the state within which it is located and/or the U.S. Treasury Department, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau; and
(B) An "owner" of a facility which brews or manufacturers malt liquor is defined as an entity, who holds the entire facility in fee simple, or has a leasehold interest for a term of years in that entire facility, and is the person or business entity licensed for that entire facility by either or both the state within which the facility is located and/or the U.S. Treasury Department, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
(2) Regulations announced pursuant to the Federal Alcohol Administration Act relating to labeling of distilled spirits, wine, and malt beverages, packaged for shipment in interstate commerce, are made a part of this regulation as though fully set forth and are promulgated with respect to Missouri; these regulations apply to distilled spirits, wine, and malt beverages packaged purely for interstate shipment insofar as the regulations are not contrary to or inconsistent with the laws of Missouri. In addition to the regulations, the label of every container of spirituous liquor, wine, or malt liquor, unless already required by the regulations, shall set forth the name and address of the manufacturer, brewer, distiller, rectifier, or producer of the spirituous liquor, wine, or malt liquor as the case may be; provided that if the name of the brewer or manufacturer of malt liquor which appears on the label is not the owner of the facility where the malt liquor was brewed or manufactured, then the name, owner, and address of the facility shall also be set forth on the label.
(3) All licensees engaged in bottling intoxicating liquor and alcoholic beverages, before filling any bottle, shall cause the same to be sterilized by one (1) of the following methods:
(A) All new bottles, unless sterile, are to be sterilized or cleaned by thoroughly rinsing with clean sterile water or by blowing or vacuuming with proper machines for sterilization or cleansing; and
(B) All used bottles are to be sterilized by soaking in a hot caustic solution which contains not less than three percent (3%) caustic or alkali expressed in terms of sodium hydrate. The period of time in the solution is to be governed by the temperature and strength of the solution. The bottles are then to be rinsed thoroughly in clean sterile water until free from alkali or sodium hydrate.
(4) All manufacturers and wholesalers are to keep their premises and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition.
(5) Applicants for a manufacturing license shall provide a copy of a certificate demonstrating successful completion of a health inspection with their license application. No such applicant may be granted a manufacturer license without such a certificate, subject to the following exceptions:
(A) If an applicant does not have a health inspection certificate on the day they file their license application, they may submit a written statement with their application stating that they will provide a copy of their health inspection certificate within ten (10) days of the issuance of that certificate. Failure to provide a copy of the health certificate within ten (10) days of issuance may result in disciplinary action; and
(B) If a state or local health authority determines that an applicant does not need a health inspection, the applicant may submit documentation from said state or local health authority showing that the applicant does not need a health inspection in lieu of a health inspection certificate.
(6) No intoxicating liquor may be brought in or transported within this state for the purpose of sale to any licensee or sold to any licensee except in containers the sizes of which have been approved by the U.S. Treasury Department, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
(7) No manufacturer who has acquired knowledge or been given notice that a wholesaler has been suspended may make sales or deliver merchandise to the wholesaler during the period of time that the licensee is under suspension.

Notes

11 CSR 70-2.060
AUTHORITY: section 311.660, RSMo 1994.* This version of rule filed Feb. 8, 1973, effective Feb. 18, 1973. Emergency amendment filed Nov. 21, 1996, effective Dec. 31, 1996, expired June 28, 1997. Amended: Filed Nov. 21, 1996, effective May 30, 1997. Amended: Filed Feb. 27, 1998, effective Aug. 30, 1998. Amended by Missouri Register April 15, 2019/Volume 44, Number 8, effective 5/31/2019 Amended by Missouri Register February 16, 2020/Volume 46, Number 04, effective 3/31/2021 Amended by Missouri Register July 15, 2022/Volume 47, Number 14, effective 8/31/2022

The secretary of state has determined that the publication of this rule in its entirety would be unduly cumbersome or expensive. The entire text of the material referenced has been filed with the secretary of state. This material may be found at the Office of the Secretary of State or at the headquarters of the agency and is available to any interested person at a cost established by state law.

*Original authority: 311.660, RSMo 1939, amended 1989.

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