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Pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages

COAG
19th July 2018

Consultation Regulation Impact Statement - Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation

During 3 May to 14 June 2018 the Food Regulation Standards Committee (FRSC) on behalf of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) undertook targeted consultation on proposed regulatory and non-regulatory options for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages. Stakeholders consulted included industry, public health and consumer organisations.

The primary objective of the options being considered is to provide a clear and easy to understand trigger to remind pregnant women, at both the point of sale and the potential point of consumption, to not drink alcohol.  

Informed by stakeholder submissions, the FRSC will identify a preferred policy option for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages to recommend to the Forum, to complement a broader suite of non-regulatory measures aimed at preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared by the FRSC for the targeted consultation.  The RIS has been certified by the FRSC and the Forum and has been approved by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.

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