Govt ignores own research on alcohol warning labels

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has claimed that two reports released by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) as the result of an FOI request, found that evidence-based pregnancy warning labels on alcohol products have the potential to prevent cases of fetal-alcohol spectrum disorders and should be mandatory.

FARE Policy and Research Manager, Caterina Giorgi, said the reports –Alcohol warning labels: Evidence and impact on alcohol consumption amongst women of childbearing age’ (May 2009); and Fetal

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