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[thejournal.ie] Leo Varadkar has a plan to put calorie counts on beer bottles. (04 Nov 2015)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/calories-alcohol-2423916-...


Calories counts will soon be appearing on every bottle of alcohol under new health laws.

Health Minister Leo Varadkar plans to introduce new compulsory health warnings on all alcohol products under the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill which is due to be published shortly.

So, when consumers reach for a beer what will they see?

The Department of Health said there will be five additional pieces of information on the labels.

A general health warning about alcohol, a warning on the risks of drinking while pregnant, as well as the calorie counts will appear on the label.

The amount of pure alcohol as measured in grams will also be included.

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