Right to Know: are alcohol labels giving consumers the information they need? (2017)

The public have the right to know about the harms associated with alcohol, so they can make informed choices about their drinking.

Earlier in 2017 the Alcohol Health Alliance reviewed the labels of 315 alcohol products across 27 UK locations to see what health information they provide.

We found very little information being provided to consumers. Only 1 label out of 315 informed consumers of the low-risk weekly guideline of 14 units, 15 months after the guideline was announced. More labels carried the Republic of Ireland guideline than the UK guideline.

Our research shows it is time that we move away from industry self-regulation of alcohol product labelling. Instead, we need mandatory labelling of all products to ensure they convey the information the public are entitled to.

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