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imitation whiskey, the name of the maker shall be immediately preceded by the words * made by.'
In the case of distilled spirits bottled by the importer after importation, the name of the importer shall be immediately preceded by the words “imported and bottled by." If the blender or maker is also the distiller of all the whiskey contained therein, the name of such blender. or maker shall be immediately preceded by the words “ distilled and blended by or “ distilled and made by respectively.
If a distiller, blender, or maker bottles distilled spirits for a bona fide wholesaler or retailer under such wholesaler's or retailer's own brand name he may label such distilled spirits bottled for ” followed by the name of such wholesaler or retailer without stating the name of such distiller, blender, or maker in all cases in which :
1. Such distilled spirits are sold by the bottler only to such wholesaler or retailer and such bottler performs no acts assisting in the subsequent distribution thereof; and
2. There is no connection by corporate structure, interlocking directorates, or otherwise, and no contract or other arrangement, financial or otherwise, between such bottler and such wholesaler or retailer, except a contract for the production, bottling, and sale to such wholesaler or retailer of such distilled spirits; and
3. In such other cases as the Administration may from time to time by regulation specify.
SEC. 11. Geographical Names.—No geographical name or adjective shall be used on any label in such a manner as to create the impression that the distilled spirits so labeled were distilled at the place named unless the distilled spirits contained therein were in fact distilled at such place.
SEC. 12. Source of Distilled Spirits.-The principal material from which any bottle of distilled spirits was produced may be stated on the label if at least 50 percent by volume of the entire contents of such bottle consists of straight whiskey or whiskies which were in fact produced from the material so stated. If less than 50 percent by volume of such whiskies were produced from such material, a statement of such material may be made on the label provided the name of such material is directly followed by the word type
in letters of the same type and size as the name of such material. If neutral spirits are contained in any bottle of whiskey, the label shall indicate whether or not such neutral spirits were produced from grain.
SEC. 13. Straight, Blended, Spirit, and Imitation Whiskey.--All labels on whiskey shall indicate whether such whiskey is straight”, “blended", “ spirit", or “ imitation in accordance with the definitions contained in Section 3 hereof; and the words “ straight”. “ blended ". “ spirit", or “ imitation shall appear in direct conjunction with the brand name of such whiskey and shall be in letters at least half as large as any printing or script contained on the said label.
SEC. 14. Age of Distilled Spirits.--The age at time of bottling or the year and season of distillation of all straight whiskey shall be stated on the label. In any blended or spirit whiskey the age at time of bottling or the year and season of distillation of the youngest whiskey therein shall be stated.
SEC. 15. Percentage of Neutral Spirits to be Stated.--If neutral spirits are used in any distilled spirits, the maximum percentage of neutral spirits contained therein shall be stated. Such percentage shall include the amount of water added to bring such distilled spirits down to the proof stated on the label.
SEC. 16. Flavoring and coloring Matter. The presence in any distilled spirits other than cordials of any coloring, blending, smoothing, or flavoring matter shall be indicated, and if the amount of such materials in the aggregate is in excess of 242 percent by volume of such distilled spirits, the name and the amount in percent by volume of each of such materials shall also be stated.
SEC. 17. Compound, and Distilled Gin.-Gin produced by a mixture of gin essence or other flavoring materials with neutral spirits shall be labeled “compound and the word
compound shall appear in direct conjunction with the brand name of such gin, and shall be in letters of the same type and size as the largest type in which the word gin appears in the label.
Gin, produced by a process of distillation shall be labeled in a similar manner “ distilled.” No gin shall be labeled “ double distilled” triple distilled " or any similar term.
SEC. 18. Characterization as “ Pure.”—The word “ pure " shall not be used on any label except as part of the bona fide corporate name of a distiller, blender, maker, or importer. The word “ guaranteed", warranted", or similar words shall not be used on any label except in connection with a bona fide guarantee creating an intelligible and enforceable obligation to the purchasers of the distilled spirits so labeled.
SEC. 19. Reports to the Federal Alcohol Control Administration.—Each distiller, blender, maker, or importer of distilled spirits, shall file with the appropriate Code Authority and the Federal Alcohol Control Administration within ten days after the initial use thereof (or in the case of distilled spirits imported in bottles within ten days after importation) twelve specimens of all labels, devices, wrappers, or individual containers, other than entirely unmarked material, placed upon distilled spirits bottled or imported by him, and shall file in a similar manner any amendment of any such label, wrappers, individual containers, or devices. Upon request of the Administration, such distiller, blender, maker, or importer shall also submit to the Administration or to such person as it may designate, a full and accurate statement of the contents of the bottles to which such labels are affixed. No labels, wrappers, individual containers, or devices so filed will be expressly approved by the Administration, and delay in objecting thereto shall not be construed as an approval thereof.
Approved February 6, 1934.
2. INTERPRETATIONS OF ORIGINAL LABELING REGULATIONS RELATIVE TO
DISTILLED SPIRITS 2
1. Interpretation of section 13 of the Regulations. Relative to the Labeling of Distilled spirits, issued February 12, 1934. -The term blended as used in Section 13 of the Regulations relative to the labeling of distilled spirits, issued by the Federal Alcohol Con.
3 These Interpretations of the original Labeling Regulations (Misbranding Regulations, Series 1) are no longer in effect except to the limited extent to which the original Label. ing Regulations themselves remain in effect. (See footnote 1, above.)
trol Administration on February 6, 1934, is the equivalent of and includes the term “a blend”, and either term may be used in complying with the said section.
2. Interpretation of Section 10 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 12, 1934.-Where the net contents of a bottle are more than one pint and less than one quart, the net_contents shall be stated in fractions of a quart, and such fraction shall be stated in its lowest denomination. To illustrate : where the net contents of a bottle are twenty-five fluid ounces, such contents shall be stated as twentyfive thirty-seconds of a quart; where the pet contents of a bottle are twenty fluid ounces, such contents shall be stated as five-eighths of a quart.
3. Interpretation of Section 11 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 21, 1931,Geographical Names Indicative Solely of Type.-The use on any label of any geographical name, which, by reason of long usage and common knowledge, has lost its geographical significance and has taken on a generic or descriptive significance to such an extent as to indicate solely the type, style, quality, or method of manufacture of any distilled spirits, does not violate the provisions of Section 11 of the Labeling Regulations, provided the distilled spirits so labeled in fact conform to such type, style, quality and/or method of manufacture.
Approval of the use of any such geographical name on any label should be secured from the Administration prior to such use.
In accordance with this Interpretation, the use of the terms “ London Dry”, Holland” “ Plymouth” and “ Geneva".
when applied to gin is permissible, if any gin so labeled in fact conforms to the type 'indicated thereby.
The use on any label of any geographical name retaining in part its geographical significance does not violate the provisions of Section 11 of the Labeling Regulations, provided there appears in conjunction therewith in the same size and kind of printing the word “type" if the distilled spirits so labeled in fact conform to the type of distilled spirits produced in the locality indicated.
4. Interpretation of Section Ten (3) of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 15, 1934.- Straight whiskey legally purchased by a person holding a Federal Alcohol Control Administration permit to engage in the Distilled Spirits Rectifying Industry which is filtered or subjected to a bona fide quick aging process, or otherwise treated by such person in such a manner that no materials are added thereto, may be labeled straight whiskey; and the name of such person appearing on the label shall be preceded by the words “ prepared by”.
5. Interpretation of Section 6 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 15, 1934: -A statement of the quantity of distilled spirits contained in a bottle may be displayed by having such quantity blown in the bottle in such a manner as to be plainly legible under ordinary circumstances and in letters and figures not less than three-eighths of an inch in height, provided such statement is not obscured in whole or in part by any label or stamp. If so displayed such statement need not be displayed on the brand label.
In all cases where a statement of contents is blown in the bottle, such statement shall comply with the requirements of Interpretation No. 2 of the labeling regulations, and shall appear on the side of the bottle which displays the brand label.
6. Interpretation of Section 10 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, 188ued February 15, 1934.-If a distiller, blender, or maker bottles distilled spirits for a member of the Distilled Spirits Industry or the Distilled Spirits Rectifying Industry, who is the holder of a permit to engage in such industry or industries, in full force and effect, issued by the Federal Alcohol Control Administration, the distiller, blender, or maker so bottling the distilled spirits may label such distilled spirits “bottled for" immediately followed by the name of such permittee, without stating the name of such distiller, blender, or maker. Such labeling will be permitted, regardless of whether or not there is a connection by corporate structure, interlocking directorates, financial, or otherwise between such bottler and such permittee.
7. Interpretation of Section 3 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 16, 1934-Neutral Spirits. —Wherever the words “ neutral spirits" are used in the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, sucb neutral spirits shall be deemed to be distilled spirits produced from any source at or above 160° proof.
8. Interpretation of Section 5 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 21, 1934 Distilled Spirits Bottled in Bond.—When applied to distilled spirits bottled in bond, brand names containing the word "old" without misleading qualification do not convey a misleading impression and, therefore, need not be followed by the word “brand” on the brand label.
9. Interpretation of Section 10 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 20, 1934.--In all cases where distilled spirits are bottled for a bona fide wholesaler or retailer, under such wholesaler's or retailer's own brand name, the address of the wholesaler or retailer shall also be stated on the label in direct conjunction with the name of such wholesaler or retailer.
10. Interpretation of Section 15 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued March 15, 1934% Percentage of Neutral Spirits to be stated.Neutral spirits which have been processed to the extent that they in fact become gin or vodka cease to retain their character as neutral spirits. The use of neutral spirits in the manufacture of such gin or vodka, therefore, need not be stated.
11. Interpretation of Section 11 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 28, 1934–Geographical Name Part of Brand Name. The use on any label of any geographical name as a part of a brand name will not be deemed to be in violation of Section 11 of the labeling regulations, provided the word “brand” appears in juxtaposition to such brand name in manner and size sufficiently large to negative the impression that the distilled spirits so labeled were distilled at the place designated by such geographical name.
If the word “brand” appears in letters of conspicuous design and color and of one-half the size of such brand name, it will satisfy the above proviso.
12. No Interpretation No. 12 was issued by the Administration.
13. Interpretation of Section 6 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 28, 1991U88 of More Than One Label.—The Regulations relative to the labeling of distilled spirits do not prohibit the use of three or more labels on any one bottle provided all such labels comply with the Regulations. If it is desired to use two or more back labels, the material required by the Regulations to be on a back label may appear on the same sticker with other material if the required material appears on the top portion of the sticker and is clearly separated from other material by at least two heavy parallel lines.
14. Interpretation of Section y of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued February 28, 1934-Size of Print.-The provisions of Section 7 relative to the minimum size of script, type, or printing on any label apply only to script, type, or printing which is required by the regulations, or which refers to the distilled spirits so labeled and which in some manner is descriptive thereof, or which qualifies descriptive matter. Other material such as “ Trade, Mark Registered ”, “ By Appointment”, etc., may, therefore, be in smaller type.
15. Interpretation of section Ten of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Dis. tilled Spirits, issued April 27, 1934–Use of “Bottled By.”—Distilled spirits bottled by a person holding a Federal Alcohol Control Administration permit to engage in the Dis tilled Spirits Rectifying Industry, without taxable rectification thereof by him, shall disclose the name and address of such person on the label immediately preceded by the words “bottled by ", but the label need not disclose the name and address of the distiller, blender, or maker. Provided, however, that if any such person himself distills, blends, or makes the distilled spirits so bottled, the label shall state“ distilled by",
“ blended by
or “ made by", as the case may be, in lieu of the words “bottled by." This interpretation is not intended to affect the provisions of Section 10 relative to bottling for à bona fide wholesaler or rectifier under said wholesaler's or rectifier's own brand, or otherwise to affect the requirements of the regulations.
16. Interpretation of sections 4 and 13 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued May 9, 1934-Description of Blended Whiskey. - Labels describing as A Blend of Straight Whiskies " distilled spirits which consist exclusively of a mixture of straight whiskies as defined in Section 3 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits will not be deemed in violation of Section 13 of the said Regulations if the words A Blend appear in direct conjunction with the brand name of the labeled product, and are in letters at least half as large as any printing or script contained on the aid label, and if the words “ Straight Whiskies" appear in type no larger or more conspicuous than the words "A Blend”, and are not so used or placed as to tend to create a misleading impression that the labeled product is unblended Straight Whiskey.
17. Interpretation of Section 5 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued May 16, 1934—The Word “old” in Brand Names of Gin, Vodka, and Cordials.-When applied to gin, vodka, and cordials, brand names containing the word
Old”, without misleading qualifications, do not convey a misleading impression and therefore need not be followed by the word "Brand" on the brand label.
18. Interpretation of Section 17 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued May 25, 1934_Size and Type of “ Distilled " on Labels for Gin. The require ment that gin produced by a process of distillation be labeled “distilled ' will be deemed satisfied if the word in any size or style of type or script appears in conjunction with the word “gin."
19. Interpretation of Section 15 of the Regulations Relative to the Labeling of Distilled Spirits, issued June 5, 1934Percentage of Neutral spirits in Liqueurs and Cordials.—Neutral spirits which have been processed to the extent that they in fact become liqueurs or cordials cease to retain their character as neutral spirits. The use of neutral spirits in the manufacture of such liqueurs or cordials, therefore, need not be stated.
1. PERTINENT PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUGS ACT, AS AMENDED
TO DATE 1
AN ACT For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or mis
branded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SEC. 6. That the term “ drug", as used in this act, shall include all medicines and preparations recognized in the United States Pharmacopæia or National Formulary for internal or external use, and any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used for the cure, mitigation, or prevention of disease of either man or other animals. The term “ food ”, as used herein, shall include all articles used for food, drink, confectionery, or condiment by man or other animals, whether simple, mixed, or compound.
SEC. 7. That for the purposes of this act an article shall be deemed to be adulterated : In case of drugs :
First. If, when a drug is sold under or by a name recognized in the United States Pharmacopeia or National Formulary, it differs from the standard of strength, quality, or purity, as determined by the test laid down in the United States Pharmacopæia or National Formulary official at the time of investigation : Provided, That no drug defined in the United States Pharmacopeia or National Formulary shall be deemed to be adulterated under this provision if the standard of strength, quality, or purity be plainly stated upon the bottle, box, or other container thereof, although the standard may differ from that determined by the test laid down in the United States Pharmacopæia or National Formulary.
Second. If its strength or purity fall below the professed standard or quality under which it is sold.
In the case of confectionery : • If it contain terra alba, bărytes, talc, chrome yellow, or other mineral substance or poisonous color or flavor, or other ingredient deleterious or detrimental to health, or any vinous, malt, or spirituous liquor or compound or narcotic drug.
1 Regulations for the Enforcement of the Federal Food and Drugs Act may be obtained from the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, Washington. D. C.
In the case of food :
First. If any substance has been mixed and packed with it so as to reduce or lower or injuriously affect its quality or strength.
Second. If any substance has been substituted wholly or in part for the article.
Fourth. If it be mixed, colored, powdered, coated, or stained in a manner whereby damage or inferiority is concealed.
Fifth. If it contain any added poisonous or other added deleterious ingredient which may render such article înjurious to health: Provided, That when in the preparation of food products for shipment they are preserved by any external application applied in such manner that the preservative is necessarily removed mechanically, or by maceration in water, or otherwise, and directions for the removal of said preservative shall be printed on the covering or the paekage, the provisions of this act shall be construed as applying only when said products are ready for consumption.
SEC. 8. That the term “ misbranded", as used herein, shall apply to all drugs, or articles of food, or articles which enter into the composition of food, the package or label of which shall bear any statement, design, or device regarding such article, or the ingredients or substances contained therein which shall be false or misleading in any particular, and to any food or drug product which is falsely branded as to the State, Territory, or country in which it is manufactured or produced.
That for the purposes of this act an article shall also be deemed to be misbranded:
Second. If the contents of the package as originally put up shall have been removed, in whole or in part, and other contents shall have been placed in such package, or if the package fail to bear a statement on the label of the quantity or proportion of any alcohol, morphine, opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta eucaine, chloroform, cannabis indica, chlorat hydrate, or acetanilid, or any derivative or preparation of any such substances contained therein.
Third. If its package or label shall bear or contain any statement, design, or deviceregarding the curative or therapeutic effect of such article or any of the ingredients or substances contained therein, which is false and fraudulent.
In the case of food :
First. If it be an imitation of or offered for sale under the distinctive name of another article.
Second. If it be labeled or branded so as to deceive or mislead the purchaser, or purport to be a foreign product when not so, or if the contents of the package as originally put up shall have been removed in whole or in part and other contents shall have been placed in such package, or if it fail to bear a statement on the label of the quantity or proportion of any morphine, opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta eucaine, chloroform, cannabis indica, chloral hydrate, or acetanilid, or any derivative or preparation of any such sub. stances contained therein.
Third. If in package form, the quantity of the contents be not plainly and conspicuously marked on the outside of the package in terms of weight, measure, or numerical count: Provided, however, That reasonable variations shall be permitted, and tolerances and also exemptions as to small packages shall be established by rules and regulations made in accordance with the provisions of section three of this act.
Fourth. If the package containing it or its label shall bear any statement, design, or device regarding the ingredients or the substances contained therein, which statement, design, or device shall be false or misleading in any part rular : Provided, That an article of food which does not contain any added poisonous or deleterious ingredients shall not be deemed to be adulterated or misbranded in the following cases :
First. In the case of mixtures or compounds which may be now or from time to time hereafter known as articles of food, under their own distinctive names, and not an imitation of or offered for sale under the distinctive name of another article, if the name be accompanied on the same label or brand with a statement of the place where said article has been manufactured or produced.
Second. In the case of articles labeled, branded, or tagged so as to plainly indicatethat they are compounds, imitations, or blends, and the word “ compound “imitation" or blend”, as the case may be, is 'plainly stated on the package in which it is offered for sale : Provided, That the term blend as used herein shall be construed to mean a mixture of like substances, not excluding harmless coloring or flavoring ingredients used for the purpose of coloring and flavoring only : And provided further, That nothing in this act shall be construed as requiring or compelling proprietors or manufacturers of proprietary foods which contain no unwholesome added ingredient to disclose their trade formulas, except in so far as the provisions of this act may require to secure freedom from adulteration or misbranding.
SEC. 9. That no dealer shall be prosecuted under the provisions of this act when he can establish a guaranty signed by the wholesaler, jobber, manufacturer, or other party residing in the United States, from whom he purchases such articles, to the effect that the same is not adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this act, designating it. Said guaranty, to afford protection, shall contain the name and address of the party or parties making the sale of such articles to such dealer, and in such case said party or parties shall be amenable to the prosecutions, fines, and other penalties which would attach, in due course, to the dealer under the provisions of this act.
SEC. 11. The Secretary of the Treasury shall deliver to the Secretary of Agriculture, upon his request from time to time, samples of foods and drugs which are being imported into the United States
and if it appear from the examination of such samples that any article of food or drug offered to be imported into the United States is adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this act, or is otherwise dangerous to the health of the people of the United States, or is of a kind forbidden entry into, or forbidden to be sold or restricted in sale in the country in which it is made or from which it is exported or is otherwise falsely labeled in any respect, the said article shall be refused admission
2. U. S. PHARMACOPOEIA DEFINITIONS OF LIQUORS
(a) SPIRITUS FRUMENTI (WHISKY-SP. FRUM.) Whisky is an alcoholic liquid obtained by the distillation of the fermented mash of wholly or partly malted cereal grains, and containing not less than 47 percent and not more than 53 percent by volume of C2H5OH, at 15.58° C. It must have been stored in charred-wood containers for a period of not less than four years.
Description and physical properties : A light to deep amber-colored liquid, having a characteristic odor and taste, and an acid reaction. Specific gravity : from 0.935 to 0.923 at 25° C.
(b) SPIRITUS VINI VITIS (BRANDY-SP. VIN. VIT.) Brandy is an alcoholic liquid obtained by the distillation of the fermented juice of sound, ripe grapes and containing not less than 48 percent and not more than 54 percent .by volume of CH OH, at 15.56° C.
It must have been stored in wood containers for a period of not less than four years. Description and physical properties : A pale amber-colored liquid, having a characteristic odor and taste, and an acid reaction. Specific gravity : from 0.933 to 0.921 at 25° C.
(c) ALCOHOL (ALCOHOL-ETHANOL) Alcohol contains not less than 92.3 percent by weight, corresponding to 94.9 percent by volume, at 15.56° C., of C2H5OH.
Description and physical properties : A transparent, colorless, mobile, and volatile liquid. It has a slight, characteristic odor and a burning taste. It is inflammable.
Alcohol is miscible with water without any trace of cloudiness; also miscible with ether and with chloroform.
Specific gravity: not above 0.816 at 15.56° C. (the U. S. Government standard temperature for Alcohol).
APPENDIX E 1. REGULATIONS 13 (LIQUOR BOTTLE REGULATIONS OF THE TREASURY
DEPARTMENT), AS AMENDED TO DATE REGULATIONS No. 13---UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF JOINT RESOLUTION APPROVED JUNE 18,
1934, ENTITLED “JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROTECT THE REVENUE BY REGULATION OF THE TRAFFIC IN CONTAINERS OF DISTILLED SPIRITS." 1 The following regulations are prescribed under the provisions of the joint resolution approved June 18, 1934, entitled “ Joint resolution to protect the revenue by regulation of the traffic in containers of distilled spirits":
ARTICLE 1. Definitions.-In these regulations the following words and phrases shall, unless otherwise stated, be considered as having the meaning herein defined:
(a) “Act” shall mean the joint resolution of Congress, approved June 18, 1934, entitled “ Joint resolution to protect the revenue by regulation of the traffic in containers of distilled spirits."
(6) Supervisor” shall mean the district supervisor of the Alcohol Tax Unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
(c) Distilled spirits shall mean (a) ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, and spirits of wine, from whatever source derived or by whatever process produced, and (b) any alcoholic distillate fit for beverage purposes, such as whisky, brandy, gin, rum, liqueurs, cordials and bitters, and all compounds, by whatever name called, contain: ing distilled spirits and fit for beverage purposes, but shall not include wine containing 24 per centum or less of alcohol by volume.?
1 The text of the Joint Resolution of June 18, 1934 (H. J. Res. 370, Public Resolution No. 40, Seventy-Third Congress), is as follows:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That whenever in his
judgment such action is necessary, to protect the revenue, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized by the regulations prescribed by him, and permits issued thereunder if required by him (1) to regulate the size, branding, marking, sale, resale, possession, use, and re-use of containers (of a capacity of less than five wine gallons) designed or intended for use for the sale at retail of distilled spirits (within the meaning of such term as it is used in title II of the Liquor Taxing Act of 1934) for other than industrial use, and (2) to require, of persons manufacturing, dealing in, or using any such con. tainers, the submission to such inspection, the keeping of such records, and the filing of such reports as may be deemed by him reasonably necessary in connection therewith. Whoever willfully violates the provisions of any regulation prescribed, or the terms or conditions of any permit issued, pursuant to the authorization contained in this joint resolution, and any officer, director, or agent of any corporation who knowingly participates in such violation, shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for not more than two years, or both; and, notwithstanding any criminal conviction, the containers involved in such violation shall be forfeited to the United States, and may be seized and condemned by like proceedings as those provided by law for forfeitures, seizures, and condemnations for violations of the internal-revenue laws, and any such containers so seized and con. demned shall be destroyed and not sold. Any requirements imposed under this joint resolution shall be in addition to any other requirements imposed by, or pursuant to, existing law, and shall apply as well to persons not liable for tax under the internalrevenue laws as to persons so liable.
Approved June 18, 1934. 2 As amended by Treasury Decision 4517 on Jan. 22, 1935. Prior to this amendment par. (c) of art. 1 read as follows :
(c)“ Distilled spirits ". shall mean any alcobolic distillate fit for beverage purposes, such as whisky, brandy, gin, rum, liqueurs, cordials and bitters, and all compounds, by