GOST: Dairy technical regulations in Russia and the Customs Union.
At the end of March this year a number of important decisions have been made concerning the requirements for dairy products. These decisions applied not only to the Russian technical regulations for dairy products, but also to the draft of technical regulations of the Customs Union on milk and dairy products.
On the March, 27th, E. Skrynnik, the Minister of Agriculture, announced that it is necessary to significantly toughen the liability of producers for failing to comply with Russian technical regulations on milk and dairy products, because thus far the violations in this area reached a significant level.
The monitoring of the interagency working group with the Public Council of the Ministry of Agriculture revealed that 70% of cheese spread, 50% of butter, 60% of condensed milk and 30% of sour cream and cottage cheese don't meet the applicable requirements of technical regulations.
In the March, 28th, V.Solomatin, the Deputy of the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade said that Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan were holding negotiations regarding the exception from the draft of technical regulation of the Customs Union on milk and dairy products of such definition as "dairy drink" with its subsequent replacement with "reconstituted milk".