Food and drinks

EAEU: Food must be marked with a “GMO” sign

As of 26 June 2020, all food manufactured or imported into the EAEU (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) must be marked with a “GMO” sign if it was manufactured with the use of genetically modified organisms.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on Non-Alcoholic Drinks

As of 2 December 2021, manufacturers and importers of non-alcoholic drinks and raw materials used for non-alcoholic drinks are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation (TR). 

Until the adopted TR enters into force, all existing standards and regulatory instruments applicable to non-alcoholic drinks are to be applied voluntary and are not binding.

Uzbekistan: Law on infant milk and baby food enters into force

As of 24 April 2020, manufacturers and importers of baby food and infant milk have to comply with the provisions set out by Law on Supporting Breastfeeding and Requirements for Baby and Infant Food. Some provisions of this law also apply to baby and infant food advertisers. 

The document introduces a number of requirements and restrictions applicable to baby food and its producers. 

Ukraine: Adopted maximum concentration levels of veterinary medicines in food

As of 28 April 2020, manufacturers and importers of foods of animal origin in Ukraine have to ensure their products comply with the set concentration levels for active veterinary medicine components.

Maximum allowed concentration levels have been set for over 100 active substances, including amoxicillin, cyfluthrin, emamectin, netobimin, oxibendazole, paracetamol, permethrin, etc.

Uzbekistan: Imported flour and salt must be enriched with micronutrients

As of 1 April 2020, importers of flour and salt into Uzbekistan must ensure that all flour and salt are enriched with micronutrients. The amendment imposing this requirement was made to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated November 23, 2010 No. 260 (Decree No. 1035 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan dated December 25, 2019). 

As of 1 April 2020, it will only be possible to import grade I wheat flour and table salt enriched with micronutrients into Uzbekistan. 

Russia: Dairy products must have mandatory identification marking as of 1 June 2020

Earlier on, it was established that the deadline for the introduction of mandatory labelling of certain types of dairy products, identified by Direction of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 28, 2018 N 792-r, will be set depending on the results of the experiment on labelling of dairy products with identification marks. Now the exact date has been set as 1 June 2020.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Packaged Drinking Water

Starting from 12 April 2021, manufacturers and importers of packaged (bottled) drinking water in Uzbekistan are required to comply with the provisions of the adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Drinking Water in Uzbekistan.

The adopted TR applies to natural mineral water (table, treatment, medical-table, naturally gaseous), processed and natural drinking water as well as water intended for children.

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