After the statuary warning printed in front of Cigarette packs, it is now time for Liquor brands to follow suit. The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India has stated that all liquor bottles must carry the health warning and also the warning that people should not drive after drinking.
The FSSAI had mandated the liquor industry to carry the statutory warnings in a square box on the lines of the tobacco industry.
The Food Safety and Standards (Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2018 mandated the makers to carry: “Consumption of alcohol is injurious to health. Be safe-don’t drink and drive”. It had specified that font size of statutory warning shall not be less than 3 millimeters in the English language. In case, respective states wish that the same has to be printed in their local or regional language, the same shall be allowed without the need for repeating the English version.