The AHA has launched a new report after an audit of alcohol labels in August and September 2018. In total, we reviewed 320 labels in 12 different locations across the UK.
The report shows that fewer than 10% of the 320 alcohol products surveyed carry the current low-risk weekly drinking guideline of 14 units a week.
More than two and a half years after the current alcohol guidelines came into effect, most of the 320 products reviewed referred to out-of-date guidelines and carried no health warnings of specific illnesses or diseases. Among the products to carry old information were new drinks, launched after the publication of the current guidelines.
None of the 24 products containing the current guidelines belonged to the global multi-national drinks companies.
The study shows how little progress has been made over the last year since a similar AHA review found only one product contained the correct weekly guideline.