Why Plain Packaging Of Junk Food And Alcohol Could Be Next

Why Plain Packaging Of Junk Food And Alcohol Could Be Next
SHARE
THIS



A senior partner from international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has told Fairfax Media that graphic warning labels, similar to tobacco packaging, could be in the works for Alcohol, soft drinks and junk food in Australia.

The HSF representative, who is representing British American Tobacco as they take on the World Trade Organisation over plain packaging laws, told Fairfax Media that tobacco is only the start. Regulators, according to HSF representative, could introduce graphic warning labels on the packaging of other ‘unhealthy’ products:

“I think there have been rumbling among the public health community about what’s next: is it just tobacco? What about sugary foods? Fatty foods? What about alcohol?

“Often tobacco, whether it’s litigation or regulation, is the canary in the coal mine and I think public health authorities rightly want to encourage healthier lifestyles and there are a variety of ways they can do that, and, of course, there are limits – be they free speech limits or property rights – on what they can do.”

To read the full Sydney Morning Herald article, click here. 

Please login with linkedin to comment

AXA sponsored listening

Latest News

How To Drive & Measure Online To Offline Sales & Sampling
  • Marketing
  • Media

How To Drive & Measure Online To Offline Sales & Sampling

In today’s complex digital world, bringing a new product to the market is not as simple as it once was. There is no norm to the way people shop – it’s unique, personal and individual. Long gone are the days when a new FMCG product simply bought it’s space in the retail shops and waited […]