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Alcohol-free vs Non-alcoholic
For those of you who don’t know, we are here to give you answers!
Many drinks that are labelled ‘alcohol-free' or 'non-alcoholic' can still contain traces of alcohol. Of course, only a tiny amount. As it stands there is currently no process that completely extracts all the alcohol from an alcoholic drink.
So, let’s clear up the confusion.
A drink can be called non-alcoholic / de-alcoholised if it has 0.5% or less alcohol by volume (ABV).
Alcohol-free is the term used if the drink has 0.05% or less alcohol by volume (ABV)
Some de-alcoholised drinks have had big issues with the labelling because of the remaining traces of alcohol. Always keep in mind that labelling can differ from country to country.
This is the law:
If a beverage contains alcohol, the label must reference its ABV score, even in trace amounts. A drink that is 0.0% ABV may contain less than a 20th of a percent of alcohol. This would be the equivalent to eating a very ripe banana or pear.
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