Alcohol warning label to be mandatory

All alcoholic drinks in New Zealand will soon have to come with a label warning of the risks of drinking while pregnant.

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation has voted to make the health warnings mandatory.

Food Safety Minister Damien O'Connor, the only New Zealander in the group, said it was the right move.

While the alcohol industry had been voluntarily including warnings, there was no consistency in approach, he said.

Officials will now develop an appropriate standard to be signed off.

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Posted on 12-10-2018 10:46 | By CC8

Claptrap.... Wow, they made a decision!! They even voted on it ! Meanwhile in the real world, those responsible people who are pregnant ALREADY KNOW not to drink alcohol while pregnant, and those that know but ignore the facts now will continue to do so, A NOTICE ON A BOTTLE WILL NOT CHANGE A THING, other than to make the participants in the Ministerial Forum get all warm and fuzzy about it.... CLAPTRAP

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