Irish wine health label risks hurting EU – Tajani

(ANSA) – ROME, 7 February – A new Irish health label warning of liver and cancer risks in wine and other alcoholic products risks hurting the EU, Foreign Minister Antonio Tagjani said on Tuesday. .

In a letter to European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Tajani said the new health warning labels “risk causing distortions in international trade equivalent to quantitative restrictions”. rice field.

He said Ireland’s move was not only open to criticism under EU law, but “could set off a chain reaction that would damage the entire EU”.

Italy said it would appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against warnings on wine, beer and spirits highlighting links between the risk of liver damage and certain cancers.

Italian officials have stressed that wine is good for you when consumed in moderation, a common cause with other big wine-producing countries such as France and Spain, Italy said.

Ireland notified the WTO of its new labeling policy on Friday. (ANSA).

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