MANDATED: Alcohol Pregnancy Warning Labels

Auckland University research shows 23 percent of women drank alcohol during their first trimester of pregnancy while 13 percent drank during their second trimester.

On 11 October 2018 the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation agreed that, based on the evidence, a mandatory labelling standard for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages should be developed and should include a pictogram and relevant warning statement. The decision according to Damien O’Connor was unanimous in the end which is truly remarkable. Listen to a radio interview here