Ireland to label alcoholic drinks with detailed health warnings

Written by on May 24, 2023

Ireland says it will become the world’s first country to label alcoholic drinks with comprehensive health warnings, linking them to several fatal illnesses and stating their calorie count, in a move that has incensed some of its trading partners and set up a clash at the World Trade Organization.

The new legislation, signed into law by health minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday, will take effect in May 2026 to give producers the time to add the detailed warnings about calorie content, grammes of alcohol and the risk of cancer, liver disease and drinking while pregnant to . . .

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