'One in three supermarkets does not check age properly when selling drinks'

More than three in ten minors who try to buy alcohol in the supermarket also succeed. This is according to figures from the CBL, the branch organization of supermarkets and food service companies.


More than three in ten minors who try to buy alcohol in the supermarket also succeed. This is according to figures from the CBL, the branch organization of supermarkets and food service companies.

The application of the minimum age in supermarkets has improved slightly. When selling alcohol, compliance with the rules has increased from 70.3 percent in 2018 to 71.8 percent this year. In 2016 this was still 63.3 percent.

In the National Prevention Agreement, a series of agreements with companies and organizations to help the Dutch live a healthier life, it has been agreed that by 2030 all alcohol outlets will achieve a compliance rate of 100.

"The CBL is in line with this ambition. This encourages our industry to remain ambitious and to continue the chosen course," according to the interest group.

Since 2014, alcohol can only be sold to people from the age of eighteen.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5791704/een-op-drie-supermarkten-controleert-leeftijd-bij-drankverkoop-niet-goed.html

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