BREAKING: Commonwealth likely to OPPOSE mandatory pregnancy warning labels

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE have been advised that at Cabinet meeting on 9 Oct, the Commonwealth government is going to instruct Bridge McKenzie (Chair of the Forum on Food Regulation) to oppose mandatory pregnancy warning labels or potentiallyas consultation mandate the current DrinkWise labels (which have found to be ineffective in informing consumers about the harms of alcohol consumption during pregnancy). This is BAD OUTCOME SO PLEASE HELP US DO THE FOLLOWING:
(1) Sign a letter to your Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) Minister: http://www.fare.org.au/labelling/notgoodenough/ (2) Distribute the above link to your networks – please don’t wait
(3) Retweet FARE Australia’s tweets: https://twitter.com/FAREAustralia; (4) Post the following on Facebook/twitter/anywhere people else:
Did you know that most products that cause harm have to have warning labels. Alcohol does not, it is exempt. The current voluntary system means that half of products don’t have a label. Consumers have a right to be fully informed about products that harm them, particularly those that can impact their unborn child. Consumers can’t do this currently. Ministers are voting on 11 Oct on the issue. Please sign our letter to Food Ministers and let them know that effective labels need to be mandatory. #notgoodenough http://www.fare.org.au/labelling/notgoodenough/ There is still time to sign our Open Letter – which is likely to be a directed letter going out on Monday 8th Oct – please send me your signature, full name, position title and logo.
THANKS
Email Sarah: sarah.ward@fare.org.au

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