Health Warning Labeling Requirements

This table details the health warning labeling requirements to which alcohol beverages are subject in several countries. It also lists health warning labeling voluntarily included by alcohol producers.

For details on labeling requirements for such information as alcohol content, caloric content, nutrition, or country of origin, please see the Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements table.

The Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers’ Commitments 2013-2017 include adding to packaging globally (except where similar information is already legally required, prohibited or already provided by voluntary agreements) a standard set of easily understood symbols or equivalent words to discourage (1) drinking and driving (2) consumption by those under-age and (3) consumption by pregnant women.

This table is updated on an ongoing basis as jurisdictions enact or revise their requirements. It was last updated overall in January 2018 with assistance from staff of the Law Library of Congress (Washington, DC).

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