Department of Health: Health risks from alcohol

Department of Health: Health risks from alcohol

The Department of Health launched a consultation on the UK Chief Medical Officers’ proposed new guidelines to limit the health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.

ACS responded to the consultation, raising concerns that retailers will need to ensure their stock features the correct labelling or face enforcement action. We recommended that a proportionate timescale is implemented to ensure retailers will have enough time to sell-through stock which have labels with out of date CMO guidance.

We also urged the Government to continue to consult and work with the alcohol industry on the development of the new alcohol labelling in order to incorporate the CMO guidance.


ACS' submission: