Alcohol producers, please note:
At a recent meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum), it was determined that:
“a mandatory labelling standard for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages should be developed and should include a pictogram and relevant warning statement.
The Forum requested Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) develop this mandatory labeling standard as a priority and that the work be completed expeditiously.
The Forum recognised the efforts of a large segment of the sector, including many small businesses, in voluntarily adopting pregnancy labelling. In recognition of these efforts, the Forum called for comprehensive consultation and appropriate transition timelines and stock-in-trade exemptions on new arrangements.”
(Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation – Final Communiqué – 11 October 2018).