The Ministry of Health supported the AEB proposals for the technical regulations “On food safety”
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus supported the proposals of the AEB to amend the EAEU technical regulations 021/2011 “On the safety of food products”, providing for uniformity of: mandatory requirements for food products established in technical regulations and the Unified Sanitary-Epidemiological and Hygienic Requirements; requirements for rationing caffeine content.
Draft amendment No. 2 to technical regulations 021/2011 was prepared in order to bring uniformity to the mandatory requirements for food products established in the technical regulations and the Unified Sanitary-Epidemiological and Hygienic Requirements for Goods Subject to Sanitary-Epidemiological Surveillance (Control). The proposals are aimed at bringing to technical uniformity the format of microbiological safety requirements and names of soft drinks in technical regulations 021/2011 and similar requirements in paragraph 8.2.2 of subsection 1.5 of section I of the Uniform sanitary-epidemiological and hygienic requirements for goods subject to sanitary-epidemiological supervision (control ). Current regulations allow for ambiguous interpretation and application of microbiological requirements for non-alcoholic beverages.
The clarification of the note in Appendix 3 of Section 8 of technical regulations 021/2011 regarding caffeine content is associated with bringing it into line with the provisions of technical regulations 021/2011, according to which the caffeine content is standardized only in tonic drinks, which are not classified as specialized food products.
The AEB proposals were sent by the Ministry of Health to the Comission of the EAEU.