​​Italy forms coalition against wine ‘health labels’ in Ireland

May 26, 2023 231

The Italian government is working to block Ireland’s new law requiring health labels on alcoholic products such as wine, a move that, according to one of the governing parties Forza Italia (EPP), breaks the internal market and generates unfounded alarm among consumers.

In Ireland, wine and spirits sold in the country must have health labels from 22 May 2026, allowing for a three-year transition period for the market to adjust. Labelling is to indicate calories, alcohol by volume, as well as alcohol consumption risks associated with pregnancy, liver disease and fatal cancer, the Irish Department of Health said.

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SOURCE: https://www.euractiv.com

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