A high level of health protection is a key priority for the EU...
...which has the responsibility to complement national policies and encourage the cooperation among Member States, with the objective to improve public health.
Over the years, EU activities in the field of public health have been growing and increasingly focusing on the objective to promote healthier lifestyles and discourage unhealthy behaviours among European citizens.
EU actions in relation to tobacco, alcohol and nutrition are directly relevant to the hospitality industry as they might affect the running of hospitality businesses when dealing with consumers (e.g. smoking in public places, serving of alcohol, nutrition labelling for the food served in restaurants, etc.).
European initiatives in this field are directly influenced by and closely interlinked with developments at international level, in particular with the policies of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Latest news on alcohol
Please find here the latest HOTREC articles related with the European Alcohol and Health Forum.
22 February 2021
HOTREC Position on Acrylamide
HOTREC takes good note of the upcoming revision of Regulation (EU) 2017/2158 of 20 November 2017, on “Establishing mitigation measures and benchmark levels for the reduction of the presence of acrylamide in food”.
16 July 2020
HOTREC Position Paper on the Farm to Fork Strategy
HOTREC acknowledges that the Farm to Fork Strategy is part of the EU Green Deal and welcomes its aim to make food systems fair, healthy, environmentally-friendly and resilient to crisis such as COVID-19. HOTREC also believes that the Strategy will contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and supports the Strategy's following objectives.
12 May 2020
Urgent support needed for hospitality-tourism sector: Joint Statement Social Partners Food Industry and Hospitality
The European social partners representing the hospitality sector and Food and beverages manufacturing industry -- EFFAT, Food Drink Europe, Food Service Europe and HOTREC call on the EU for an exit strategy from the COVID-19 crisis and a recovery plan that allows hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés and canteens to survive and to continue employing millions of people across Europe.
15 February 2018
/ HOTREC voluntary measures to curb alcohol harm
8 December 2014
/ Initiatives developed by HOTREC National Associations in accordance with HOTREC guidance document on responsible drinking
15 April 2014
/ UMIH and SILB-FIPE join the European Alcohol and Health Forum
17 October 2012
/ Wine in moderation brochure
5 November 2009
/ HOTREC Guidance to National Associations on responsible drinking