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EAEU: Draft amendments to the food labelling regulation

Draft Amendments No. 4 to the Technical Regulation on Food Labelling (TR TS 022/2011), aim to clarify a number of existing provisions, to prevent misleading of consumers and to help consumers make an informed purchasing decision.

In particular, the amendments would expand and clarify the list of potential allergens that must be highlighted on a product label.

Ukraine: Stricter aluminium and formaldehyde migration limits in toys

As of 3 October 2021, the migration limits for aluminium and formaldehyde in toys have been strengthened in order to align them with limits set by the revised EU Toy Safety Directive.

The amendments have been made to the Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys approved by Decree No. 151 of 28 February 2018.

The revised migration limits for aluminium are set as follows (in line with the EU Toy Safety Directive):

Ukraine: Adopted plan of measures aimed at improving chemical safety in Ukraine

The Parliament of Ukraine adopted Decision that sets out a plan of measures that would aim to improve chemical safety situation in Ukraine.

The plan includes creation of a clinical toxicological centre in Ukraine and a registry of available accredited chemical laboratories that would monitor, discover and identify hazardous chemical substances.

The plan also includes adoption of a number of chemical safety regulations. In particular, the following draft laws are to be tabled in the Parliament of Ukraine (the Supreme Rada) before August 2021:

EAEU: Adopted rules for the mandatory identification marking of milk and dairy products by EAEU member states

According to the adopted Decision, the EAEU member states will independently determine the date of introduction and the procedure for the mandatory identification marking of certain types of dairy products on their territory. They have agreed to notify the Eurasian Economic Commission of such a date.

At the same time, the EAEU members are not allowed to set a ban on the circulation of unmarked goods earlier than the deadlines set out in the list of dairy products, approved by the adopted Decision.

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