Alcohol, junk food next plain packaging targets, lawyer warns

 In Australia, NewZealand
Regulators in Australia could look to introduce graphic warning labels on packaging of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and food that is unhealthy, a senior partner from Herbert Smith Freehills warns.
Representatives from the law firm, which is taking on the World Trade Organisation on behalf of British American Tobacco over plain packaging and warning labels on tobacco packaging, has told Fairfax Media that tobacco is often the "canary in the coal mine" for changes to labelling and warnings around the world.
A beer bottle with a picture of a cirrhotic liver could soon grace Australia’s tables, said Benjamin Rubinstein, who was part of the legal team that successfully defended BAT in a $280 billion racketeering case in the US.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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