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01 February 2024
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A new Code of Practice for outlets serving alcoholic beverages was launched amid calls for a more inclusive social responsibility to promote common welfare.
The new code replaces the one introduced 15 years ago and is the result of collaboration between The Sense Group, the Institute for Tourism Studies
(ITS), the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), the GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs and the Malta Bartenders Guild (MBG).
The new code introduced for the first time concerns the element of binge-drinking and lays out guidelines on how to deal with people who would have exceeded legal drink limits.
Outlets which serve alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises contribute to social well-being by providing venues for socialising and entertainment. It is for this reason that outlets serving alcoholic beverages acknowledge their social responsibility through these ethical guidelines.
These outlets must:
During the launch Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said that the European Union had been had been discussing issues relating to the consumption of alcohol for a number of years.
“The EU has actively worked with a number of institutions and industry representatives in order to increase awareness and introduce best practices towards establishing a responsible and updated policy regarding the consumption of alcohol.
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