Reminder on Mandatory Pregnancy Warning – already at the half way point!

On 31 July 2020 mandatory requirements for pregnancy warnings on labels of alcoholic beverages entered into force with a three year transition period to allow the sector time to comply. This month therefore marks the half way point with one and a half years remaining before all alcoholic beverages, including wine, will need to comply.

It is worth noting a clarification provided since this point on outer packaging (cartons of wine). In December 2020 Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) updated their guidance advice to clarify that “packaging used to transport alcoholic beverages from one site to another and not used for retail sale (i.e. a transportation outer)” are not require to put this logo. “Only packaging used for retail sale must display pregnancy warning labelling”

All information on the compliance with these requirements is available at the FSANZ website.

This includes an FAQ document with further clarifications on common questions. We encourage all producers, if you have not yet done so, to ensure your products will be compliance by this deadline.

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