Certification of dairy products
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Certification of dairy products
According to the requirements of the current regulatory and legislative acts of the EAEU, milk in its natural form, as well as various products based on it, are subject to mandatory conformity assessment in the declaration format. Certification of dairy products is a procedure designed to guarantee customers high quality and comprehensive product safety.
Features of the procedure.
To conduct legal business activities, a manufacturer, supplier, seller of dairy products will have to issue mandatory permits.
TR CU 033/2013 is the profile regulation when making a declaration for milk and dairy products.
Also, in the evaluation process, the provisions of technical regulations regarding:
• food safety (021/2011);
• food labeling regulations (022/2011).
Subject to the regulation are:
• all types of milk (pasteurized, sterilized, baked, lactose-free, condensed);
• cream (raw, drinking, whipped, canned);
• fermented milk products (airan, acidophilus, kefir, cottage cheese, sour cream, curdled milk, varenets, koumiss, fermented baked milk)
• sour cream butter;
If a dairy product goes on sale for the first time or represents a category of “special” nutrition, for example, for children, athletes or allergy sufferers, the law provides for the issuance of SGR (certificate of state registration).
According to the provisions of TR CU 021/2011, the HACCP management system must be introduced at food industry enterprises to manage production risks and improve the quality of the product.
After passing the mandatory assessment activities, the IP can initiate a voluntary certification of dairy products within the GOST R system. The quality certificate helps to expand the sales market, increase confidence on the part of consumers and partners. The document makes it possible to take part in government tenders, conclude agreements with large retail chains.
The absence of mandatory permits entails an administrative penalty in the form of a large fine, seizure of a consignment of goods or suspension of the enterprise.
Stages and terms of verification.
The term for obtaining a declaration for milk and milk-containing products is 2-3 weeks after the transfer of samples and all necessary documentation. The time it takes to complete the procedure depends on who is the applicant (manufacturer or distributor), as well as on the future verification scheme.
Conformity assessment takes place in several stages:
• Filing an application
• Transfer for study of all necessary documents.
• Identification of the product, selection of a suitable scheme, determination of the main regulation.
• Collection and transfer of standard samples for testing, testing and examinations.
• Research of production in laboratory conditions.
• Compilation of final protocols based on the received data.
• Inspection control of production (if it is provided by the inspection scheme).
• Issuance of permits.
Information about the obtained permit document must be entered in the register of the FSA.
After receiving official documents confirming the fact of certification of dairy products, the goods must be marked with the approved EAC mark.
List of documents.
In addition to a written application for an inspection, the declarant must provide the experts with a set of documents.
• copies of registration certificates (TIN, OGRN);
• copies of the charter and constituent documents, company card;
• information about the product: assortment, composition, codes of foreign economic activity;
• label layout;
• regulatory and technical documentation used in the manufacture (GOSTs, TUs, recipe);
• an agreement confirming the right of ownership or lease of industrial premises;
• HACCP certificate (if required by the chosen scheme);
• invoice, contract specification, DUL (if imported products are checked).
The list of documents can be expanded or shortened, depending on the characteristics of the product, the features of the production process.