Proyecto de Real Decreto por el que se establece la norma de calidad de la cerveza y de las bebidas de malta
(Draft Royal Decree establishing the quality standard for beer and malt beverages) (8 pages, in Spanish)
The notified draft text establishes the quality standard for beer and malt beverages produced and marketed in Spain, without prejudice to the mutual recognition clause. The draft text updates Royal Decree No. 53/1995 of 20 January approving the technical and health regulations for the production, distribution and trading of beer and liquid malt, and the Order of 15 October 1985 approving the official analysis methods for beer. The main aspects covered are the following: definitions of raw materials, products and production methods; basic production processes; and analytical methods used in official controls. Also included is an article on the food information that is to be provided to consumers of this type of product.