Technical Regulation CU TR 034/2013 on safety of meat and meat products: main definitions
Technical Regulation CU TR 034/2013 on safety of meat and meat products adopted in the framework of the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan by the Decree No. 68 of October 09, 2013 of the Eurasian Economic Commission came into force on May 01, 2014.
Scope and relevant products
This technical regulation of the Customs Union applies to:
- slaughter and meat products, including animal tallow drippings, blood and its processing products, bone and its processing products, meat stock, powder meat and meat containing products, meat products for children, etc.
- manufacturing, storage, transportation, marketing and disposal processes of meat and meat products
This technical regulation of the Customs Union does not apply to:
- slaughter and meat products produced by private households
- specialized meat products produced from slaughter products
- poultry meat and any meat where the presence of poultry meat is superior to the contents of slaughter products
- food additives and biologically active supplements, medicine, animal food, non-alimentary meat-based products
- food products for catering companies
- food prodcuts where the contents of meat is inferior to 5%
- manufacturing, storage, transportation, marketing and disposal processes of meat and meat products for non-industrial production
Prior to launching meat and meat products onto the market, the manufacturer / representative should:
- comply with the basic health and safety requirements of the Technical Regulation CU TR 034/2013
- apply procedures for conformity assessment
- obtain conformity documents (Declaration of Conformity, Sanitary Expertise) and 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 conformity documents.
We offer solutions for:
- obtaining conformity documents: Declaration of Conformity, Sanitary Expertise
- advising on product labeling, and on documents required for issuing certificates/declarations of conformity
- organizing and supporting on-site inspections at the point of production by authorized experts
- testing and analyzing your products in authorized laboratories
- developing specifications and reference systems for voluntary certification
- monitoring of sector-specific regulations
- monitoring of regulations to pre-ensure that your products conform with all the imposed requirements, for example, prospective analysis of serial production
- providing applicable regulatory documents for your products (translation and comments by our experts)
- consulting regarding the regulatory risk management
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 meat and meat products, which have successfully undergone the procedure of conformity assessment according to CU TR 034/2013 have to bear the single conformity mark "EAC". It should be placed either on products’ package or should products contain only transport package – on the documents accompanying the products or on the transport package/its tag.
Download the Decree No. 68 issued by the Customs Union Commission on October 09, 2013 (in Russian) regarding the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union CU TR 034/2013 on safety of meat and meat products.
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