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In 2008, Russia adopted the first food technical regulation by Law No. 88-FZ Technical Regulation on Milk and Dairy Products. However, the law had some imperfections which were revealed in the course of its implementation. Therefore, on July 22, 2010 the changes to this Technical Regulation were passed by Federal Law No. 163-FZ to eliminate those imperfections.

Major changes relate to the microbiological content of dairy raw materials. From now on, requirements to the content of body cells in milk will not be as strict as before.

The simplified procedure of market access for individual gardeners and farmers will be another significant innovation to the law.

The revised law pays particular attention to baby food. Terminology for baby food has been introduced and safety parameters have been defined by the law.

Another revision concerns the content of milk in dairy products and consequent consumer marking. For example, only a product that contains no less than 50% milk can be considered as ice cream. Dried cream should contain no less than 95% dried substances. Genuine product titles should be written on the consumer packaging in a large font.

Further information:

Mikhail Bogoslavtsev
Product Certification Coordinator

SGS
Russia
t: +7 (495) 775 44 55
Website: www.sgs.com/gost

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