What's not on the bottle? State of play alcohol labelling in the EU

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When a consumer drinks alcohol, it is almost 100% certain that they do not know what they are drinking, unless they are determined enough to search on the company’s website.

In 2011 the European institutions passed legislation[1] that requires food and soft drinks including fruit juice and milk to label nutritional information and ingredients.

However, alcoholic beverages were exempted from this obligation.

It is really perplexing that European decision makers refused consumers their right to know what is in their drinks by excluding alcoholic drinks from this legislation.

The European Commission is obliged to produce a report on the matter by December this year (2014).

This event will look at the rational of alcohol labelling, the link between alcohol and healthy diet and recent developments in area of alcohol labelling.

Come and join us to find out what is not on the alcohol bottle

The event is kindly hosted by MEP Glenis Willmott (S&D, UK), it will take place in the European Parliament (Brussels) on

10th September, 15h30 till 17h30

Draft Programme

  • Opening speech by MEP Glenis Willmott
  • Alcohol laebelling an underused way to empower consumers
    Lars Moller, World Health Organisation, Europe
  • Alcohol and diet: Consumers right to know
    Ilaria Passarani, Head of the Food and Health, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
  • Taking action on alcohol labelling
  • Labelling: consumer information and better regulation for the EU- European Commission perspective
    Philippe Roux,Head of Unit, DG SANCO C4
  • Future work on European drinking guidelines (update RARHA)

For more information please contact Aleksandra.kaczmarek@eurocare.org

[1]EU Regulation 1169/2011on the provision of food information to consumers

September 10th, 2014 3:30 PM   to   5:30 PM
Rue Wiertz 60
European Parliament
Brussels, B 1047
Phone: +32 (0)2 736 05 72