Alcohol Beverages criticises Victoria anti-alcohol survey and says latest statistics show Australians cutting down on alcohol consumption.
Alcohol Beverages Australia
In its submission to the National Preventive Health Strategy which helps determine health policy, Alcohol Beverages Australia has highlighted major cultural changes making moderate drinking the ‘new norm’.
Alcohol Beverages Australia has welcomed the government’s Food and Beverage roadmap, which details strategies and funding the help the beer, wine and spirits industries.
Alcohol Beverages Australia has outlined its 10-year growth plan which includes adding 48,000 jobs to the industry, doubling beer exports and helping cut red tape.
After more than two years of discussion, Food Forum Ministers have decided that pregnancy warning labels with prescribed colour schemes will be mandated.
Despite the “unreasonable cost burden on the industry”, FSANZ has only made minor concessions on pregnancy risk warning labels.
Overall alcohol sales and and volumes are down between at least 10 and 30 per cent according to Alcohol Beverages Australia, as brewers step up to help their venue customers.
Ministers have scrapped plans by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) body to introduce new pregnancy risk warning labels on cans.
The alcohol industry has reacted with dismay after food standards authorities approved plans for mandatory pregnancy risk warning labels which could cost brewers alone $100 million.
Policy options ranging from introducing a minimum floor price for alcohol and greater restrictions on advertising at sporting events and online have been suggested as part of the final National Alcohol Strategy.