More than two thirds of people surveyed by the Royal Society for Public Health want to see calorie counts on beer, wine and spirits, according to a new study.
The Royal Society said today (31 October) that it questioned 2,117 adults for their views and found 67% 'actively support' calorie marking on alcoholic drinks. It added that 80% of people surveyed couldn't accurately estimate the calories in a large glass of wine. Its announcement is designed to place pressure on both the UK Government and the European Commission to include alcohol within current marking rules for food, which state that calorie counts must be shown on packs. 'Calorie marking has been successfully introduced for a wide range of food products and there is now a apparent public appetite for this in rank to be extended to alcohol to help individuals make informed choices,' said Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the
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