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Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that they meet the deadline to remove the out-of-date Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines from alcohol product labels.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has worked with industry to ensure that alcohol labels reflect the United Kingdom Chief Medical Officer’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines for drinks produced after 1 September 2019. The industry has committed to comply with this requirement. Local trading standards have powers to remove products manufactured after 1 September 2019, where those products have labels which include the old guidelines. Stock produced before 1 September 2019 can be sold through.

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