Program for the development of technical regulations for dairy products

On June 10, 2021, the Management Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission published a decision adopted two days earlier amending the Program for the development and update of international standards applied in order to adapt it to the technical regulations “On safety of milk and dairy products”. The decision will come into force next month.

Russia as the entity responsible for coordinating the work

The changes introduced by the decision provide that the item 170 will be specified in the Program - it is primarily to define the conditions for the development of the international standard "Drinking milk. Determination of moisture content of powdered milk”. The originally planned deadline for completion of work in this area was set for 2020, but now 2022 is set as the cut-off date. The entity responsible for coordinating the work on this project is the Russian Federation.

Program for the development and updating of international standards and the dairy industry

The Program for the development of interstate standards for voluntary compliance with the technical regulations TR CU 033/2013 for milk and dairy products, as well as GOST standard concerning the sampling rules and test methods for compliance assessment of dairy products were approved on June 7, 2016 by the decision of the Eurasian College Economic Commission No. 69.

GOST standards for dairy products

Currently, the program includes 175 items. Work on the development and updating of many of the standards included in the Program has already been completed. However, there is a group of GOST standards, the preparation of which should be completed next year. These are for example:

  • fermented milk drinks
  • cow's milk butter cream;
  • soft, semi-hard and hard cheeses
  • condensed cream and milk
  • drinkable and raw sheep's milk
  • freeze-dried milk products
  • milk fat and butter (sampling methods, acceptance rules and control methods).

Standards planned to be implemented in 2023

By 2023, in accordance with the document, 7 GOST standards should be developed for condensed whey and buttermilk, lactulose concentrate and liquid mixtures for ice cream, fermented milk products with a low lactose content and condensed cream, infant formula, and for the determination of the peroxide value in specialized food products for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children.