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Parliamentary questions
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30 April 2018
E-002409-18
Question for written answer E-002409-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Deirdre Clune (PPE)

 Subject:  Proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Act on the labelling of alcohol products
 Answer in writing 

Section 12 of the proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Act for Ireland contains labelling and related requirements for alcohol products to be sold in Ireland. It is designed to ensure that consumers can make informed choices about their drinking of alcohol. It aims to reduce alcohol consumption and thus reduce the harm caused through the misuse of alcohol.

The legislation outlines that 75% of alcohol labels are to contain a health warning, given the link between alcohol and certain types of cancer development.

Considering this would require an ‘Ireland-specific’ label, is the Commission of the opinion that this matter is in compliance with existing EU labelling requirements?

Last updated: 16 May 2018Legal notice