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06/08/2020
06/08/2020
07/08/2020
New Zealand
Proposal P1050 Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages: adopted final text

New Zealand notified the assessment report for P1050 – Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages in G/TBT/N/NZL/90 under Article 2.9.2 of the TBT. The final date for comment was 3 December 2019.


Following consideration of comments received a  revised version of the notified draft requirements for pregnancy warning labelling on packaged alcoholic beverages sold in Australia and New Zealand has been adopted in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The instrument was gazetted on 31 July 2020 and commenced on that day. The requirements for pregnancy warning labelling enter into force on 1 August 2023.


The adopted version includes the following amendments to the draft requirements:



  • The Pantone 485 colour requirement for the circle and strike- through of the pictogram and the signal words have been amended to the colour red.

  • The signal words "HEALTH WARNING" have been changed to "PREGNANCY WARNING".

  • The wording of the warning statement has been changed from Any amount of alcohol can harm your baby to Alcohol can cause lifelong harm to your baby.

  • The application of the pregnancy warning label to each layer of packaging (when there is more than one layer of packaging) has been amended to only require the label on the outer package and the individual units.

  • The transition period for implementation of the new requirements for pregnancy warning labelling was changed from two to three years from the day of gazettal.


The gazette notice is available at: https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/changes/gazette/Pages/AmendmentNo194.aspx


The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code is available at: https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/Pages/default.aspx


Downloadable labels are available at: https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/labelling/Pages/pregnancy-warning-labels.aspx

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Imported and domestically produced packaged alcoholic beverages required to bear a label for sale in Australia and New Zealand.

Boissons alcooliques préemballées importées ou de production nationale qui doivent porter une étiquette pour la vente en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande.
Bebidas alcohólicas envasadas, tanto importadas como producidas en el país, que deben llevar una etiqueta para ser vendidas en Australia y Nueva Zelandia.
Version Products covered Interpreted
HS3 22 - BEVERAGES, SPIRITS AND VINEGAR No
HS4 22 - BEVERAGES, SPIRITS AND VINEGAR No
Products covered Interpreted
67.160.10 - Alcoholic beverages No

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can be associated with various types of harm to the unborn child. These harms may include physical, cognitive, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disabilities with possible life-long implications. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of possible harms. FASD is preventable by avoiding alcohol consumption during pregnancy.


The objective of the pregnancy warning label is to provide a clear and easy to understand trigger to remind pregnant women, at both the point of sale and the potential point of consumption, to not drink any alcohol, with the ultimate objective to protect human health and safety and enhance consumer information and labelling.

La consommation d'alcool pendant la grossesse peut être associée à divers types de dommages sur l'enfant à naître. Ces dommages peuvent se traduire par des handicaps physiques, des troubles cognitifs et du comportement ainsi que des déficiences du développement neurologique qui peuvent entraîner des séquelles permanentes. Le syndrome d'alcoolisation fœtale (SAF) est un terme générique utilisé pour décrire les différents dommages potentiels. La non-consommation d'alcool pendant la grossesse permet d'éviter le SAF. L'objectif de l'étiquette de mise en garde pour les femmes enceintes est de délivrer un message clair et facile à comprendre pour rappeler aux femmes enceintes, à la fois dans les points de vente et dans les potentiels lieux de consommation, qu'elles ne doivent pas boire d'alcool. L'objectif ultime de cette proposition est la protection de la santé et la sécurité des personnes et l'amélioration de l'information des consommateurs et de l'étiquetage.
Beber alcohol durante el embarazo puede causar diferentes tipos de daños al feto. Estos daños pueden incluir discapacidades físicas, cognitivas, de comportamiento y de desarrollo neurológico, y pueden tener consecuencias permanentes. El síndrome de alcoholismo fetal (SAF) es un término amplio que se utiliza para describir los posibles daños. El SAF puede prevenirse evitando el consumo de alcohol durante el embarazo. El objetivo del etiquetado de advertencia es comunicar mensajes claros y sencillos que recuerden a las mujeres embarazadas que no deben consumir nada de alcohol, tanto en el punto de venta como en el posible punto de consumo, con el objetivo principal de proteger la salud y la seguridad humanas y mejorar la información al consumidor y el etiquetado.

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