New warning labels for pregnant women on NZ liquor products

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

Warning labels aimed at pregnant women will be added to all alcohol products in New Zealand and Australia.

The Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Council on Food Regulation agreed to introduce labelling telling of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy at a Melbourne meeting last week in response to the recommendations of the independent Food Policy and Labelling Review.

The labelling will be regulated in two year's time.

Alcohol Healthwatch director Rebecca Williams said her organisation was looking forward to working with the Government and public health experts to develop a warning.

She said a health warning for other alcohol-related risks, such as the risk of injury or addiction, was also needed.



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