Ministers have scrapped plans by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) body to introduce new pregnancy risk warning labels on cans.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
The alcohol industry has reacted with dismay after food standards authorities approved plans for mandatory pregnancy risk warning labels which could cost brewers alone $100 million.
Alcohol Beverages Australia has pushed back against mandatory pregnancy risk warning labels on alcohol packaging as the IBA says it will cost $100 million over the next decade for indie brewers to implement.
A Department of Health investigation has found that “a significant number” of fermented soft drinks contain alcohol above permitted levels, highlighting re-fermentation issues in the brewing industry.