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Government to ban the production of mini shots of whiskey in plastic packaging

The Government will ban the production of whiskey and other drinks in small packages, commonly known as “little packets”, due to their “harm” to public health and marine biodiversity, it has been announced.


The information was transmitted by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Victor Fernandes, noting that his department has already drawn up a decree on the matter.

The government official, who was speaking during the “Dialogue with the Minister” space, during which he took stock of 2022 and the first half of 2023, pointed out the consequences of consuming “packages” on the health of citizens, as one of the foundations of the measure.

The consumption of whiskey in small plastic packages, sold on a large scale on public roads, is a concern for several sectors, as most consumers are low-income citizens, due to the cost of the product.

A “little package” of whiskey is sold between 50 and 250 kwanzas, depending on the brand and the respective flavor.

There are several reports in Angola of young people, and even children, who have died as a result of excessive consumption of this type of alcoholic beverage.

The product, of great daily consumption, especially in markets, taxi stops and peri-urban areas, also contributes to environmental pollution, as a result of the huge amount of plastic that is thrown away.

The first edition of the “Dialogue with the Minister” space, which brought together journalists from different media, addressed various topics, namely the import and export of food products, industrial production and others.

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