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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 187 - Alcohol sales legislation [36664/16]. (24 Nov 2016)

187. Deputy Timmy Dooley  asked the Minister for Health   if section 11 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 will, when enacted, mean that the container of an imported alcohol product will need a health warning label on it when actually imported or if the importer could affix such a label to the container prior to its going on sale. [36664/16]


Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy):   The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill provides for the furnishing of information to consumers on alcohol. The aim is to ensure that consumers are provided with access to health information on alcohol products. Labels on alcohol products will contain:


  • Health warnings (including for pregnancy
  • The amount of pure alcohol as measured in grams
  • The calorie count
  • Details of an alcohol public health website to be established by the HSE.


 Under the legislation, it will be an offence for an individual to manufacture, import or sell to a person in the State an alcohol product that does not comply with the labelling requirements.


All alcohol products imported into the State must be correctly labelled prior to being removed from the warehouse and placed on sale in the State

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