Tagged: Labelling

NEWS: EU: Commissioner Endorses Industry Self-Regulation

In response to a written question by Croatian Socialist MEP Biljana Borzan [S&D], European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis made it clear that the entire alcohol sector should develop within one year a self-regulatory proposal on labelling…

NEWS: Estonia: EU Presidency Prioritizes Alcohol Policy

On July 1st, Estonia took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time ever. The Estonian Presidency’s motto is ‘Unity through balance’, and although not one of the Presidency’s four main priorities, public health will also be a key area for action during the next six months.
For instance, the Estonian Presidency has put tackling alcohol harm high on the public health agenda…

NEWS: Alcohol Labeling Is Failing

A new study revelas: Australia’s current system of alcohol warning labels is failing to effectively convey health messages to the public. Researchers of Deakin University’s School of Psychology analysed awareness of the voluntary warning labels and examined recognition of the ‘Get the facts’ logo that is supposed to direct alcohol consumers to the alcohol industry-led informational website DrinkWise. The scientists also studied whether alcohol consumers actually visited this website.

NEWS: European Commissioner Blasts Big Alcohol

European Commissioner for Health Mr Andriukaitis has fiercely criticized alcohol industry lobbyists and spoke passionately about alcohol-related deaths. Commissioner Andriukaitis lamented the influence of powerful corporate lobbyists for the alcohol industry this week, calling them “blind” to the premature deaths of their customers. Much of the commissioner’s remarks focused on alcohol, and Andriukaitis, a doctor by training, had harsh words for corporate interests. He said the sensitive issues of pricing, marketing and labeling should all be addressed at the EU level.

NEWS: Pregnancy: Alcohol Causes Brain Damage

One of the UK’s leading experts in child health, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, said exposure to alcohol before birth was one of the “most significant” causes of childhood brain damage. He is calling for stronger warnings on alcohol to alert women to the dangers of alcohol intake during pregnancy.
Sir Al has called for all UK governments to raise public awareness by enacting tougher labelling rules, a call that was backed by delegates at the British Medical Association annual conference. Sir Al is the emeritus professor of child health at University College London, honorary fellow of Oxford University and the first children’s commissioner for England…

BLOG: Importing Alcohol Harm Via Diplomats, Big Alcohol

As Indian government official step up enforcement of rules governing alcohol import, multinational corporations are found to violate basic laws. The impasse at the customs is utilised by foreign diplomats who are bootlegging their alcohol…
We see illegal and shameful behaviour that imports alcohol harm into our country…