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Friday, July 13, 2007

Diageo-Backed California Labeling Bill Wins Key State Senate Committee Approval

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With support from
Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, a key alcohol
labeling bill has won the bipartisan approval of the State Senate
Governmental Organization Committee.

The bill, AB 346 by California Assembly members James Beall and Lori
Saldana, is part of Diageo's campaign to keep alcohol products out of the
hands of kids. It would require that all beers or other malt beverages
clearly state that they contain alcohol and reveal the alcohol content on
the label if there is any chance the container could be confused with a
non-alcoholic product.

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