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The announcement about warnings on alcohol packaging is reminiscent of recent rumblings in the legislative sphere that may see tobacco products move to plain packaging. Although warnings won’t take up the entire pack, there is a concern amongst those in the industry that alcohol will eventually suffer a similar fate.
The wine industry needs to prepare itself for adding calorie labels to wine bottles, as the battle against obesity continues, warned Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief Miles Beale.
Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone praised the drinks industry for the steps it has taken as part of the Responsibility Deal, and said local communities were best-placed to solve alcohol-related problems, in a speech at the Alcohol Concern conference yesterday.