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Welcome for Sainsbury’s alcohol labelling scheme – O Neill

6 October, 2008

Sinn Féin Mid Ulster MLA and Deputy Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, Michele O'Neill has welcomed the initiative taken by Supermarket chain Sainsbury's, in highlighting the number of units contained in alcoholic drinks sold within their stores.

Speaking today Ms O'Neill said,

"This is a very welcome move on the part of Sainsbury's and one that other supermarkets and licensed premises should consider implementing also.

There is growing concern around the increasing dependency on alcohol within our society. Any move to educate people of what exactly they are drinking is vital, it allows people to be better informed about the amount of units contained in the drink they are purchasing.

Alcohol dependency is an issue of concern for all of us and I would call on consumers to study this information and take it into account when purchasing alcohol."


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