Instead of a ban on palm oil Russia asks EurAsEC required to specify the share of non-dairy fat on the package
Russia’s agriculture Ministry has proposed to require manufacturers of dairy products in the EEC to indicate on the packaging the percentage of fats in non-dairy products. About it as transfers TASS, said the first Deputy Minister of agriculture of Russia Dzhambulat Hatuov, speaking at the international conference “food Safety and risk analysis”.
The office has sent to the Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) proposal to the technical regulation of the Customs Union “On safety of milk and dairy products” changes according to which marking will indicate “share of the non-dairy fat, deciphering ingredients, milk fat substitute, the information field content of vegetable oils”.
The initiative is aimed at reducing the number of opportunities to mislead consumers, says the house.
Earlier, Deputy Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Nepoklonov told reporters that hinders the adoption of labelling of products with palm oil in the Eurasian economic community Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation is expected in 2017 to introduce labeling of dairy products in the manufacture of which uses palm oil. The Ministry proposed to amend the Technical regulations, according to which manufacturers will be required to indicate on the personal side of the package that the product contains palm oil (by analogy with the labelling on cigarette packs). In addition, it is proposed to prohibit the use of dairy terms in the names of such products.
Now the issue of labelling is under discussion, the Eurasian economic Commission.
Recall that the problem of non-milk fats (primarily palm oil) rose sharply with the beginning of the last economic crisis and after the imposition of the embargo on products from Western countries. Due to the rising price of food manufacturers began to offer new products from cheaper ingredients.
Dramatically increased the number of counterfeit products: they do not meet the Standards and technical regulations specified on their packaging the composition does not match the content. According to Rospotrebnadzor, more inconsistencies in confectionery products, fish products and milk.
According to authorities, engaged in the falsification of both small and large producers. The Federal service stressed that they excluded cases of petty corruption when the leadership of the agricultural holding does not even know about the production of fake products on its site.