Food and drinks

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: 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.

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.

Ukraine: Draft Amendment to Food Labelling Regulations

Draft amendments to the food labelling regulations propose approval of procedure and special requirements for the labelling of food products, as well as the list of food products for which it is mandatory to indicate the country of origin or place of origin.

EAEU: Draft amendments to the Customs Union Technical Regulation “On Safety of Food Products”

EAEU is discussing the amendment to the TR on Food Safety (the TR) that have been developed in accordance with the Mandate of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council No. 12 of 17 July 2020.

The Amendments would establish the maximum permissible levels of residues of veterinary medicines (pharmacologically active substances), which can be contained in both unprocessed and processed food products of animal origin.

Kazakhstan: Rules for the importation, production and distribution of non-iodised salt

As of 3 December 2020, importers, manufacturers and distributors of non-iodised salt are required to comply with the adopted set of rules. The rules restrict the use of non-iodised salt with the purpose of prevention of iodine deficiency in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Rules say that the importation, production and sale of non-iodised salt in Kazakhstan is only allowed for:

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on Oils and Fats

As of 18 November 2020, organisations importing, or manufacturing oil and fat products in Uzbekistan are required to comply with revised requirements on the safety of oils and fats imposed by Uzbekistan Technical Regulation on the Safety of Oils and Fats.