ACM calls on Midwives and community to support clear, visible health warning labels on alcoholic beverages
We need you to support clear visible health warning labels on alcoholic beverages.
It matters to all of us that our families have access to clear information about the health and safety of the products they buy – especially products that may harm our children.
Yet, in Australia, alcohol products have never been legally required to carry a health warning about the risks alcohol can cause to unborn babies including stillbirth, miscarriage, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Ministers will soon meet to decide whether to support a health warning label for alcohol products carefully designed by the independent statutory authority on food standards in Australia and New Zealand.
Your voice can help persuade Ministers to put the health and wellbeing of Australian children first by supporting the independent, evidence-based label design.
Read more about the work undertaken in this space to date:
18th February 2020: Mandatory pregnancy health warnings recommended by FSANZ for alcoholic beverages
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is the peak professional body for midwives in Australia who are registered with, and regulated by, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). ACM’s position is that women have access to midwifery care during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. We exist to ensure midwives are strong and confident practitioners who can work to their full scope of practice.