The FAS considers the idea to write «Alcohol kills» on the labels of bottles impractical

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobacteria at the entrance to the building of the Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia. Archival photoThe FAS considers the idea to write «Alcohol kills» on the labels of bottles impractical© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia considers it inappropriate to apply the labels on bottles saying «Alcohol kills», with the addition of text messages with pictures showing possible effects of alcohol abuse, is redundant, said the Agency.

A bill to inform consumers of alcoholic beverages about the dangers of alcohol was introduced in the state Duma in October, a Deputy from fraction of LDPR Vladimir Sysoyev. On Tuesday the newspaper «Izvestia» with reference to the opinion to the bill wrote that the FAS supports the proposal to place on the bottles with alcohol the inscription about harm of alcohol.

«FAS Russia considers it inappropriate to apply the labels on bottles saying «Alcohol kills», — is spoken in the message of Antimonopoly service.

In the opinion of the Antimonopoly authority pointed out that a uniform procedure for the application information about the dangers of alcohol will not have any additional burden on manufacturers of alcoholic beverages, said the Agency. The FAS considered that excessive addition of text messages with pictures and icons showing the possible consequences of alcohol abuse.

Under the bill, mandatory placement of pictures which show the heavy social consequences of alcohol consumption, is intended only for alcoholic beverages, i.e., alcoholic products, which are produced using ethyl alcohol, including vodka and cognac.

The document notes that for other types of alcoholic beverages such as wine, fruit wine, liqueur wine, sparkling wine (champagne), wine drinks, beer and beverages, manufactured on the basis of beer, cider, Poiret, Mead, the procedure of informing about the dangers of their use for health will be set by the government.

According to the law on regulation of production and turnover of alcohol in Russia alcohol products, which is located in the retail sale in Russia must have information in Russian, which, in particular, contains information about the name and price of the product, its volume in the consumer packaging, names of the primary ingredients influencing the taste and aroma of alcoholic beverages, as well as about the dangers of alcohol to health.

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