Discussion on the list of meat products that are subject to conformity assessment in the EAEU

From February 16 to March 23, 2021, there is a public discussion on the initial list of meat products that will be subject to conformity assessment. The discussion was organized on the basis of the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission authorities "On the approval of the list of products for which, when submitting a customs declaration, it is obligatory to submit a document with confirmation of conformity assessment". It is a document of compliance with the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations "On the safety of meat and meat products" (TR CU 034/2013). The technical regulations for meat products have been in force in the Union since May 1, 2014, but the list discussed in this article has not yet been adopted.

Butchery products

The draft list includes the product name, nomenclature used in the EAEU to mark products, which are subject to foreign trade code labeling, a conformity assessment document and comments if needed. The products on the list have been divided into two groups: butchery products and meat products.

The first group consists of 8 items listed below. All these products require a veterinary certificate confirming their safety. These products include:

  • meat
  • offal
  • crude fat
  • blood
  • bones
  • mechanically separated meat
  • raw intestines
  • collagen-containing raw materials

Meat products

The second group, meat products, consists of:

  • processed meat products (from raw fat, blood, bones, etc.)
  • meat and semi-finished products containing meat
  • sausage products
  • canned meat food
  • broths
  • dry meat food
  • marrow products

The requirement to submit documents confirming quality of the product to the relevant customs authorities does not apply to specialized meat products, poultry meat, food additives based on slaughter products, etc.

Special requirements for food intended for infants

If the above-mentioned meat products are food intended for infants, they must also have a certificate of state registration. A declaration of conformity must be registered for products that do not belong to any of the above mentioned categories or baby food.