Food & Agriculture

CFA Asks U.S. Trade Officials Not to Obstruct Ireland Alcohol Labeling Law

CFA joined Alcohol Justice, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Public Health Association, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the United States Alcohol Policy Alliance in asking Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to respect Ireland’s authority to enact new alcohol labeling requirements, including a cancer warning statement. Some countries have indicated that they will oppose the new labeling requirements in the World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade Committee.  As the groups’ letter explains, strong scientific evidence supports the labeling requirements, which will promote public health and help consumers to make better informed decisions about the amount and types of alcoholic beverages to consume, or whether to consume alcohol at all.