New study finds 86% of public support mandatory labelling on alcohol.
As part of the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA), the British Liver Trust has been involved in the production of a new report titled 'Right to Know: are alcohol labels giving consumers the information they need?'
In the report, the AHA reviewed whether labels are communicating the current drinking guidelines. Out of 315 labels reviewed, only one contained the chief medical officers’ low-risk weekly guideline of 14 units.
The report, argues that alcohol industry self-regulation of labelling has failed, and that it is time for a regime of mandatory labelling of products to ensure they carry the UK guidelines and provide sufficient warning of the health harms linked with alcohol.