United Kingdom:  UK Supermarkets To Trial Facial Recognition For Alcohol Sales

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United Kingdom:  UK Supermarkets To Trial Facial Recognition For Alcohol Sales The Drinks Business By Phoebe French October 17, 2018 Facial recognition software for alcohol sales, which removes the need for staff-approved age verification checks, is to be trialled in UK supermarkets for the first time, after waiting for age approval has been identified as one of the top frustrations for …

New Zealand: Mandatory alcohol labelling to help address fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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New Zealand: Mandatory alcohol labelling to help address fetal alcohol spectrum disorder VOXY Contributor: Fuseworks Media October 17, 2018 The Ministry of Health welcomes a decision by the Australian and New Zealand Forum on Food Regulation to make warning labels about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy mandatory on alcohol packaging. Drinking while pregnant can lead to FASD which encompasses …

How can alcohol brands respond to consumers drinking less than ever? (Opinion)

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How can alcohol brands respond to consumers drinking less than ever? (Opinion) The Drum By Charlotte Johnson October 16, 2018 Today’s consumers are more health conscious than ever before and seeking out healthier product alternatives as result. With greater awareness about the health risks of heavy drinking, inevitably consumer attitudes and buying decisions towards alcohol are changing. In the UK, …

Malaysia:  Only those aged 21 and above can buy liquor from now on, health minister announces

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Malaysia:  Only those aged 21 and above can buy liquor from now on, health minister announces Malay Mail By Emmanuel Santa Maria Chin October 16, 2018 KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — After raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 two years ago, the government has finally standardised the legal liquor buying age. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad …

Modest Alcohol Consumption May Reduce Mortality in NAFLD

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Modest Alcohol Consumption May Reduce Mortality in NAFLD Clinical Advisor October 15, 2018 But drinking ≥1.5 drinks/day linked to increased mortality after adjustment for multiple confounders. HealthDay News — For patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), modest alcohol consumption is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality, while drinking 1.5 or more drinks per day may increase mortality, according to a study …

Constitutional Requirements For Distribution Of Alcohol

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Constitutional Requirements For Distribution Of Alcohol JDSupra By Mark Arnold October 15, 2018 The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to review an opinion of the Sixth Circuit on constitutional limits on states’ ability to regulate the distribution of alcohol beverages. Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Ass’n v. Byrd, No. 18-96. With the advent of the 21st Amendment in 1933, which turned control …

India: Maharashtra to allow online sale, home delivery of liquor

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India: Maharashtra to allow online sale, home delivery of liquor Source: https://www.moneycontrol.com/ October 14, 2018 The Maharashtra government has decided to allow online sale and home delivery of liquor in the state, saying it could curb the cases of drunken driving. “We want to curb the instances of drunken driving. Allowing home delivery of liquor will help in this,” Excise Minister …

SC: ‘Increased consumption’: Why SC alcohol revenues continue to rise 

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SC: ‘Increased consumption’: Why SC alcohol revenues continue to rise   The Post and Courier By Warren L. Wise October 13, 2018   Beyond the out-of-season blooming Bradford pears and behind the boardwalk overlooking a pond with a not-so-shy turtle waiting for a treat, Kim Dannelly sits with family members sipping a mimosa on an unusually steamy October morning. The …

WHO Launches “Safer” Alcohol Campaign

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WHO Launches “Safer” Alcohol Campaign   The Fix By Kelly Burch October 12, 2018   The campaign outlines steps that governments can take to reduce problem drinking.   The World Health Organization has launched a campaign outlining high-impact strategies that can help governments address alcohol abuse, in order to work toward the organization’s goal of reducing harmful drinking by 10% …

The Rise of Boozy Vending Machines

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The Rise of Boozy Vending Machines Self-service dispensers for wine, beer, and cocktails offer on-premise venues more than just novelty Source: https://daily.sevenfifty.com/ Kara Newman October 5, 2018 At Existing Conditions, a cocktail bar that opened in New York City in July 2018, it’s almost a sport to watch patrons react to the vending machines that dispense bottled cocktails. The two 1960s-vintage …