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Pregnancy warning on alcoholic beverages proposal

(November 2018)

We are working on a proposal that will consider a mandatory labelling standard for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages.

Read the administrative assessment report

Background

At the October 2018 meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) FSANZ was asked to consider a mandatory labelling standard for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages. Read the communique from the meeting.

This request from the Forum follows two evaluations of voluntary labelling that commenced in December 2011, one in 2013‒14 and the second in 2016‒17. Read more about this work.

When preparing proposals to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, we must follow a legislated process set out in the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act). This process includes public consultation which is expected in March 2019 for a period of six weeks. All FSANZ decisions on proposals are notified to the Forum ministers who can ask for a review or agree that the standard should become law.

We will update this page as work progresses. If you are interested in participating in the public consultation please email standards.management@foodstandards.gov.au

Read about Application A576 - Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages with a Pregnancy Health Advisory Label

 

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