Technical Regulation CU TR 029/2012 on safety requirements for food additives, flavouring agents and processing supplements: main definitions
Technical Regulation CU TR 029/2012 on safety requirements for food additives, flavouring agents and processing supplements adopted in the framework of the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan by the Decree No. 58 of July 20, 2012 of the Commission of the Customs Union came into force on July 01, 2013.
Scope and relevant products
CU TR 029/2012 establishes requirements for:
- food additives, complex food additives
- flavouring agents
- technological supplements
- food products which contain food additives, flavouring agents, etc.
- production (manufacturing), storage, transportation, implementation and disposal procedures for food additives, flavouring agents and processing supplements
Prior to launching food additives, flavouring agents and processing supplements onto the Customs Union market, the manufacturer / representative should:
- comply with the basic health and safety requirements mentioned in the Technical Regulation CU TR 029/2012
- apply procedures for conformity assessment
- obtain conformity documents: certificate of conformity or register the type of vehicle or chassis, as well as make sure that the latter is included in products
- make sure that products bear the EAC mark
In practice, any products coming onto the Customs Union markets (sales outlets and commissioning sites) after customs clearance should include originals / certified copies of certificates of conformity.
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- monitoring of sector-specific regulations
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Conformity Marking EAC
The conformity mark "EAC" (EurAsian Conformity) consists of an acronym. It means that the products certified are compliant with the essential health and safety requirements of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union.
All food additives, flavouring agents and processing supplements, which have successfully undergone the procedure of conformity assessment according to CU TR 029/2012, have to bear the single conformity mark "EAC". It should be placed either on products’ package or should products not contain package – on the documents accompanying the products.
Download the Decree No. 58 issued by the Customs Union Commission on July 20, 2012 (in Russian) regarding the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union CU TR 029/2012 on safety requirements for food additives, flavouring agents and processing supplements.
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