Food and drinks
The adopted Decision provides that all conformity assessment documents issued or adopted for products subject to Technical Regulation (TR) on Packaged Drinking Water (TR EAEU 044/2017) before this TR enters into force (i.e. 1 January 2019) are to remain valid until their normal expiry date but not beyond 1 July 2020.
The heads of designated food safety authorities of the EAEU member states have met as a Council and discussed the possibility to introduce colour-coded food labelling.
Currently, the main instrument regulating food labelling is Technical Regulation on Food Labelling. It sets out requirements to indicate product name, its composition, storage conditions, shelf-life and other information that enables the consumer to make an informed choice.
Starting from 1 January 2018 Russia prohibits production and sale of low-alcohol drinks containing tonics, except when they are intended for export outside Russia. The prohibition applies to drinks with alcohol content not exceeding 15% and containing certain types of tonics. The list of such tonics is to be adopted separately by the Russian Government.
Uzbekistan has adopted and published a number of food related technical regulations (TRs).
Technical Regulation on the Safety of Milk and Dairy Products. The TR applies to all milk and dairy products released on the market of Uzbekistan. The TR was adopted by Decree No. 474 of 7 July 2017 and enters into force in 18 months from the date of its official publication.
As of 4 April 2018 food and feedstuffs manufacturers and suppliers (including importers) are required to comply with the adopted law on enforcement of safety legislation applicable to these products.
The adopted law regulates state supervision measures that are to be taken in a form of audits, inspections, sample taking, laboratory tests and analysis, visual inspection and documentary inspection.
On 16 May 2017 the EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate approved draft Technical Regulation on the Safety of Packaged Drinking Water.
The TR would apply to natural mineral water, including therapeutic mineral water, treated mineral water, drinking water for children and artificially mineralized drinking water.