The program of development and revision of standards for fish products has been supplemented with new provisions

On 13 September, 2021, the Management Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission decided to officially approve changes to the Program for the development and update of standards applicable to the technical regulation TR EAEU 040/2016 "On the safety of fish and fish products".

Program entry background

New provisions will be added to the Program for the development, revision and amendment of international standards in terms of voluntary compliance with the regulations and the conformity assessment procedure. The discussed document was approved on April 23, 2019 by the decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 68.

The program for the development and updating of GOST in terms of voluntary and mandatory compliance with the requirements of the technical regulation TR EAEU 040/2016 currently includes 29 items. For 19 of them, the period for preparation has been set for the years 2020-2021, and for the remaining 10 it has already been completed.

The program has been supplemented with new standards

The published changes concern the addition of three new items to the Program: 30 - 32. In accordance with the provisions in the years 2022 - 2023, the Russian Federation will revise the following international names:

  • standard GOST 18056-88 and standard GOST 18056-2014 containing guidelines for canning shrimp

  • standard GOST 19341-73 and standard GOST 19341-2014 containing guidelines for canned fish with vegetable additives

  • standard GOST 25856-97 and standard GOST 25856-2013 on technical guidelines for canning fish and vegetables in broth, marinade, dressing or sauce

Three forms of conformity assessment

The technical aspects of the rules on fish and fish products have been in force since September 1, 2017. Pursuant to Chapter XI of the Regulations, fish food products are subject to conformity assessment before being placed on the market. This procedure takes place in three forms, selected depending on the type of product. Possible ways of confirming compliance with the regulations are:

  • certificate of conformity
  • state registration for new species of fish and baby food products
  • veterinary-sanitary inspection for live fish, unprocessed food products for fish and live aquatic invertebrates