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12/04/2018

Consumers call on the European Commission to ensure labelling for alcohol is on the bottle

Last month, the alcohol industry proposed to share some nutrition info online, not on the label. But consumers need it at a glance. BEUC just called on EU health chief to go for on-label. Eurocare fully supports BEUC's position.

In its letter BEUC, the European Conumer organisation is expressing its strong disappointment regarding the self-regulatory proposal recently published by the alcohol industry on the provision of nutrition information and ingredients listings for alcohol products.

It points out that at a time of high levels of obesity across Europe, nutritional information is a crucial tool for empowering consumers to make informed choices in the supermarket. Alcoholic products are frequently as high in calories as chocolate, information which is unfortunately not currently provided to consumers on the label.

To read the full letter please follow the link to BEUC's website