EU-28: EU Alcohol Industry Labeling Proposal - Labeling Apart
On March 12, 2018, the EU alcoholic beverages industry presented a “joint’ self-regulatory proposal on nutrition labeling and ingredients listing to the European Commission. The joint proposal outlines the general principles of the labeling schemes shared by the alcoholic beverages industry and are accompanied by four sector-specific implementation plans (wine, spirit drinks, beer and cider). It is unclear whether he Commission will accept the industry’s self-regulatory proposal or if it will decide to draft its own legislative proposal. This GAIN report has a special focus on the labeling options set out in the sectoral annex for wine and aromatized wine products.