Warning labels on beer too lite, experts say

EXPERTS have slammed a voluntary industry scheme that will see popular beer, wine and spirit products soon carrying health warnings, saying the “overdue” measures will have little impact on binge-drinking rates.

The scheme, launched today by the DrinkWise Australia Board, is aimed at convincing drinkers to ‘Get the facts’ about their alcohol consumption via the messages that will appear on product packaging.

The messages will include slogans such as ‘Kids and alcohol don’t mix’, ‘Is your drinking harming yourself or others?’ and ‘It is