|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5122879||1487194||2017||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
- The Responsibility Deal involved industry pledges to improve information to consumers on alcohol calories. We assessed what action was taken.
- Two of 156 alcohol products labels examined (1.3%) included calorie information.
- No information was provided in any of the 55 stores which we visited representing all the main UK supermarkets.
- Calorie information is not routinely provided on their websites.
- This study gives a comprehensive picture of the lack of provision of calorie information to consumers, despite Responsibility Deal commitments.
ObjectivesAlcohol is a significant source of dietary calories and is a contributor to obesity. Industry pledges to provide calorie information to consumers have been cited as reasons for not introducing mandatory ingredient labelling. As part of the Public Health Responsibility Deal (RD) in England, alcohol retailers and producers committed to providing consumers with information on the calorie content of alcoholic drinks. This study examines what was achieved following this commitment and considers the implications for current industry commitments to provide information on alcohol calories.Study designAnalysis of RD pledge delivery plans and progress reports. Assessment of calorie information in supermarkets and in online stores.Methods(i) Analysis of the content of pledge delivery plans and annual progress reports of RD signatories to determine what action they had committed to, and had taken, to provide calorie information. (ii) Analysis of the availability of calorie information on product labels; in UK supermarkets; and on online shopping sites and websites.ResultsNo information was provided in any of 55 stores chosen to represent all the main UK supermarkets. Calorie information was not routinely provided on supermarkets' websites, or on product labels.ConclusionsOne of the stated purposes of the RD was to provide consumers with the information to make informed health-related choices, including providing information on the calorie content of alcoholic drinks. This study indicates that this did not take place to any significant extent. The voluntary implementation of alcohol calorie labelling by industry needs to continue to be carefully monitored to determine whether and how it is done.
Journal: Public Health - Volume 149, August 2017, Pages 159-166