Food and drinks

Ukraine: Revised Maximum Levels of Certain Contaminants in Food

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.

Ukraine: Revised requirements for the official “organic product” logo

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.

Ukraine: Law on Organic Food Production, Circulation and Labelling

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.

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.