Ireland becomes first country to introduce comprehensive health labelling of alcohol products

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Ireland has become the first country in the European Union to implement comprehensive health labelling on alcohol products.

An Overview of the News 

  • Its purpose is to provide information to consumers about the health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.
  • The Public Health (Alcohol) (Labelling) Regulations 2023 and the remaining provisions of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act of Ireland were signed into law by Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health, on 22 May 2023.
  • Regulations require alcohol product labels in Ireland to include key information such as calorie content and grams of alcohol.
  • The labels will prominently display warnings about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as well as the dangers of liver disease and alcohol-related cancers.
  • The introduction of comprehensive labelling enables consumers to make informed decisions about their alcohol consumption.

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • The World Health Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations that was established on April 7, 1948.
  • Every year 7th April is celebrated as "World Health Day".

Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland

Director General - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia

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