The Platform welcomes Ireland's Public Health (Alcohol) (Labelling) Regulations 2023

The Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe[1] wholeheartedly welcomes the milestone introduction of compulsory health labelling of alcohol products in Ireland. The signature of Public Health (Alcohol) (Labelling) Regulations 2023 into Irish law sets a precedent for other EU Member States to provide on-product health warnings and information to give a better understanding of the alcohol content and health risks associated with consuming alcohol. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), alcohol use is one of the major risk factors for non-communicable diseases, including around 1/3 of oral cancers. This law supports access to clear and concise information about the risks from alcohol so consumers can make an informed decision about their alcohol consumption. We call on the Commission to support Member States by issuing a proposal on mandatory alcohol labelling in support of Ireland’s Alcohol Labelling Regulations 2023.




[1] * The Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe is a joint initiative of the key European organisations involved in oral health, including the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), the Council of European Chief Dental Officers (CECDO), the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH), the Oral Health Foundation and the Pan-European Region of the International Association for Dental Research (PER-IADR) as well as 20 Associate Members.