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EAEU: Adopted Technical Regulation on Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products

As of 1 January 2023, manufacturers and importers of poultry meat and products will have to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Poultry Meat and Products (TR EAEU 051/2021).

The adopted Technical Regulation (“TR”) provides a set of definitions and requirements related to poultry meat and products. In particular, it applies to:

EAEU: Common requirements for skin antiseptics published

Specific requirements applicable to skin antiseptics have been included into Part 20, Chapter II of the Common Sanitary and Hygienic Requirements for Products Subject to Sanitary Supervision in the EAEU.

As a result, it has become possible to perform toxicology and safety evaluation for any skin antiseptic (skin sanitiser) in accordance with any method included into Part 20.

RUSSIA: Published shorter list of professions where the use of female workers is prohibited

As of 1 January 2022, employers will be able to use female workers in a number of positions that were previously prohibited for such workers.

In particular, the restrictions were removed for works in boiler houses, cold stamping, drawing and pressing works, works on installation and maintenance of technological equipment, repair of oilfield equipment, with the exception of several professions.

 

EAEU: Draft amendments to the EAEU RoHS are being discussed

Manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment might soon be subject to the revised EAEU RoHS (also called “Russia RoHS” or "EurAsia RoHS") with a number of very important amendments. 

The draft amendment No. 1 to the Technical Regulation N. 037/2016 on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment is to be publicly discussed until 20 January 2022. All interested parties and stakeholders are able to submit their comments until that date. 

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:

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