Brewers’ Code of Practice Sets Standards for Real Kombucha
Defining what is and isn't the "real thing"
The fermented tea drink kombucha, which naturally includes small amounts of alcohol, has benefited from a massive surge of popularity in the past few years. But what exactly makes kombucha authentic? At times, that question has led to lawsuits over labeling.
In an attempt to clear the air, an industry group is setting standards for what consumers should expect when they buy a bottle of kombucha.
Kombucha Brewers International recently released a code of practice that includes basic requirements for brewing the drink, safety and hygiene standards, and labeling rules. Makers that follow the code will receive an official seal from KBI to place on their product labels.
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