This week on the podcast, the team discuss some hot topics including; pregnancy labels, inclusive advertising and government funding for breweries.
pregnancy warning labelling
After more than two years of discussion, Food Forum Ministers have decided that pregnancy warning labels with prescribed colour schemes will be mandated.
The Brewers Association of Australia wants mandatory labels and recommends “moving to them expeditiously” but has denounced mandatory colours as adding “unreasonable and unnecessary costs”.
Despite the “unreasonable cost burden on the industry”, FSANZ has only made minor concessions on pregnancy risk warning labels.
Ministers have scrapped plans by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) body to introduce new pregnancy risk warning labels on cans.
The Brews News team discuss the industry news of the week including new pregnancy risk warning labels which could cost brewers $100 million.
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.
The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation yesterday passed a decision to mandate pregnancy warning labelling for all packaged alcohol products.