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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Alcohol labels to include calorie content

Drinkers will have even less excuse for getting a beer belly or putting on weight under government plans that would display the calorie content of beer, wine and spirits on bottles and cans.

The health minister, Anna Soubry, confirmed that discussions about including calorie content on labels have been held with the alcohol industry.

She said the government was committed to improving labelling so drinkers, particularly pregnant women, were better informed about the health risks associated with alcohol and guidance on consumption.  > > > >  Read More