Press Releases

Portman Group welcomes IARD report highlighting declining underage drinking

13/08/2019

Commenting on a new report from the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking which shows that underage drinking has declined in over two-thirds of the 63 countries where national data... Read more

The Portman Group encourages industry to include 14 unit CMO guidance on labels

31/07/2019

The Portman Group, the responsibility body and regulator for UK drinks producers, is today encouraging all alcohol producers to include the Chief Medical Officers’ (CMOs) low risk drinking g... Read more

Portman Group response to new Government paper on preventative health

23/07/2019

We welcome and support the Government’s focus on targeted measures for the 4% of adults who drink at the most harmful levels, whilst also recognising that the vast majority of people who cho... Read more

Portman Group response to BMA letter to the Public Health Minister: The Government needs to work with industry to help target the minority who drink at very harmful levels

18/07/2019

Partnerships between the industry and Government have helped to ensure that the vast majority of the population choose to drink responsibly, with a 15% fall in alcohol consumption since 2004... Read more

Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Bubble Gum Gin Liqueur, Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Love Heartz, & Sweet Little Pink Vanilla Candy Floss Gin Based Liqueur Decisions Upheld

10/07/2019

The Independent Complaints Panel has upheld a recent complaint about Sweet Little Drinks (Sweet Little Glitter Bubble Gum Gin Liqueur, Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Love Heartz and Sweet Little ... Read more

NECK OIL COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD

16/04/2019

A recent complaint about Beavertown Brewery’s product, Neck Oil, was not upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full decision can be read here. The complainant, ... Read more

UNICORN TEARS GIN LIQUEUR, UNICORN TEARS RASPBERRY GIN LIQUEUR AND UNICORN TEARS RASPBERRY GIN LIQUEUR MINIATURE

16/04/2019

Recent complaints about three Firebox products - Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur, Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur and Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur Miniature - have been upheld by the In... Read more

Police Chief calls on industry and public health to build trust and work in partnership to tackle harm

15/03/2019

The inaugural Local Alcohol Partnerships North East regional best practice and networking seminar took place on Wednesday 13 March at the Sage Gateshead. Supported by the Portman Group, it b... Read more

Zymurgorium Forced Darkeside Rhubarb Gin Liqueur, Flamingo Tears and Pixie Tears complaints not upheld

14/03/2019

A complaint about Zymurgorium Forced Darkeside Rhubarb Gin Liqueur and two Firebox products, Pixie Tears Gin and Flamingo Tears Gin has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. Read more

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