Sainsbury’s Adds Calorie Labelling to Alcohol

Motion S4M-09317: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2014
Sainsbury’s Adds Calorie Labelling to Alcohol

That the Parliament welcomes the announcement by Sainsbury’s that it will add calorie labelling to the alcohol that it sells; understands that this follows Sainsbury’s being an early adopter of traffic light labelling, which it was able to demonstrate led to altered behaviour by its customers in relation to the level of fats, salt and calories in the food that they bought, and believes that further steps are required by all retailers to help achieve a downward trend in obesity which is one of the significant public health challenges that Scotland faces.