Certification of food products

Certification for most of the food products is oblligatory in Russia and usually consist of two steps: hygienic certification and certification according the GOST R standards or Technical Regulations.

Food products:

  • Baking products
  • Sugar Confectionery
  • Oil and fat products
  • Products of potatoes, vegetables, melons, fruits, berries and mushrooms
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic beverages, alcohol, brewing, soft drinks
  • Meat and poultry processing industry (including eggs)
  • Dairy and cheese-making industry. Milk
  • Production of fish food commodities (excluding canned fish). Fish
  • Canned and preserved fish and seafood
  • Cereals and legumes
  • Vegetables, fruits
  • Food preservatives, food additives
  • Coffee, tea.

Different types of the certificates  needed for the food products:

List of current Russian Technical Regulations covering food products:

  • Technical Regulations for juice products from fruits and vegetables
  • Technical Regulations for oil and fat products
  • Technical Regulations on milk and dairy products

In case products are not covered in Technical Regulations the Declaration of Conformity (GOST R Declaration) should be issued. For some types of products (genetically modified products, food preservatives and food additives) the State Registration should be issued prior to applying for the GOST R Declaration or TR Certificate.
Veterinary certificate is issued just before the product is shipped to Russia. For the factories producing fishery, poultry, livestock products it’s essential to be in the Rosselhozhadzor list of the companies approved for export to Russia. The list of the companies can be checked here.

Certificates which could be issued on voluntary basis for food products:

  • Expert conclusion - confirms the hygienic quality of products on the territory of Customs Union 
  • Voluntary GOST –R certificate.

Customs Union sanitary and epidemiological and hygienic requirements for food products.

Safety requirements for food.