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27/03/2015

Brewers of Europe acknowledge that consumers have the right to know what is in their drink

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the initiative from the Brewers of Europe to provide ingredients and nutritional information for their products. Eurocare has been calling for this since 2008.

10/09/2014

What’s Not On The Bottle? The State of Play in the EU

On the 10th September in the European Parliament (Brussels) public health experts will be calling the European Commission to make changes to alcohol labelling legislation and allow consumers to make truly informed choices.

08/09/2014

UK Parliamentary Group Calls for Health Warnings on Alcohol Labels

The All Party Parliamentary Committee on Alcohol Misuse is calling for several restrictive measures to deal with the “national pandemic” of alcohol abuse in the UK.

11/07/2012

Eurocare welcomes the requirement for allergen labelling in wine for milk, egg and sulphites

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the introduction of labelling requirement for allergens in wine.

08/12/2011

Europe-wide action for labels on alcoholic beverages to warn women not to consume alcohol during pregnancy

Organizations and individuals in over 20 European countries are calling for messages on alcoholic drinks to warn women not to drink during pregnancy.

06/07/2011

What’s NOT on the bottle? Exemption of alcohol from Food Information to Consumers Provision

Eurocare (European Alcohol Policy Alliance) is extremely disappointed with the shape of the Food Information to Consumers legislation which exempts alcoholic beverages from obligation to list its content.

17/03/2011

What Is Not on The Bottle? Future of alcohol labels discussed in the European Parliament

Brussels, 17 March 2011. Pick up just about any food or beverage product on store shelves and you'll find on the package information about calories, ingredients etc. Unless that is, the product is alcohol. Alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for death and ill health in the EU, especially among young people. It increases the risk of developing several types of cancer including those of the liver, digestive tract as well as breast cancer, it is responsible for 25% of deaths among young men aged 15-29, causes depression etc.

28/10/2010

Open Letter of support for Thailand's plans for health warning messages on acoholic beverages

Eurocare (European Alcohol Policy Alliance) has issued today an open letter of support for the Thai government for its plans to introduce alcohol health warnings labels on packages of alcoholic beverages

16/06/2010

Parliament votes to exempt all alcoholic beverages from labelling proposal

16 June 2010. At the First Reading vote on the food information to consumers proposal the European Parliament has introduced an amendment to include a temporary derogation for all alcoholic beverages which exempts them from the obligation to list ingredients and nutritional information to all alcoholic beverages.

30/01/2008

Commission adopts proposal on the provision of food information to consumers

Brussels, 30 January 2008. Eurocare is pleased that the Commission is taking into account consumers' needs for information regarding mixed alcoholic beverages (alcopops). However Mariann Skar, Secretary General of Eurocare, regrets the decision not to include all alcoholic beverages “this, in our view, is a missed opportunity to adopt a comprehensive approach to labeling and will not benefit the European consumers. Furthermore, this is not in line with the Commission's obligation to seek to improve the coherence between policies that have an impact on alcohol related harm stated in the EU Alcohol Strategy[1].”

16/06/2010

What's NOT on the bottle- Eurocare response to the vote

Eurocare (European Alcohol Policy Alliance) is extremely disappointed with the shape of the Food Information to Consumers legislation which exempts alcoholic beverages from obligation to list its content. This is despite the fact that alcohol is high in calorie content, carbohydrates and certain ingredients used in its production can cause allergies or intolerances.