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Brewers to add warnings to bottles

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[London] As the U.K. government looks set to clamp down on binge drinking and alcohol abuse, two beer marketers plan to add health warnings to their bottles. Scottish & Newcastle, the U.K.'s biggest brewer with brands including Newcastle Brown Ale, John Smith's bitter, Kronenbourg and Foster's, will place messages on packaging listing the units of alcohol contained. A message will read: "Responsible drinkers don't exceed three to four units a day for men, two to three for women". Coors, which markets Grolsch and Carling in the U.K., plans a similar move next year, and other beer marketers are expected to follow.
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