Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th November 2021.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to legally require the listing of ingredients in alcoholic drinks.

Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making ingredient labelling on alcoholic drinks a legal requirement.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Nutritional information and an ingredients list are mandatory labelling requirement for drinks with 1.2% alcohol by volume (ABV) or below. This requirement is set out in the Retained EU Regulation No 1169/2011. No assessment has been made on the merits of legislating the ingredients list of alcoholic products with more than 1.2% ABV.

However, as part of the Government’s ‘Tackling Obesity’ strategy, published in July 2020, the Government committed to consult on whether mandatory calorie labelling should be introduced on all prepacked alcohol, as well as alcoholic drinks sold in the out of home sector, for alcohol products over 1.2% ABV. The upcoming consultation will seek evidence on the merits of introducing calorie labelling. Respondents to the consultation can suggest additional labelling requirements for consideration.

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