Food and drinks
As of 4 February 2021, food manufacturers and importers that the concentration levels of certain contaminating substances in food do not exceed the revised limits.
The revised limits were adopted by Order № 1238 of 22 May 2020 on Amendments to the State Hygienic Rules and Norms "Regulation on Maximum Levels of Certain Contaminants in Food Products". This Order amends the Ministry of Health Order № 368 of 13 May 2013 on the Approval of State Hygienic Rules and Norms.
As of 14 August 2020, manufacturers and importers of organic food (agricultural products) in Ukraine that is marketed as “organic” must ensure that the “organic” logo they are placing on these products is conformant with the revised Technical Description of the Organic Logo.
The Technical Description of the Organic Logo was adopted by Order No. 67 dated 22 February 2019 and amended by Order No. 1336 of 15 July 2020.
Manufacturers and importers of “organic” food are required, as of 2 August 2019, to comply with the provisions of the Law on organic food production and labelling if they are intending to place organic products on the Ukrainian market.
“Organic products” are defined as agricultural products, including food and feedstuffs manufactured during organic food production process.
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.
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.
The experiment on marking milk and dairy started on 15 July 2019 and was supposed to continue until 29 February 2020 but has been extended – first until 31 March 2020 and subsequently - until 31 December 2020.
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.