The EEC has identified the peculiarities of milk labeling in the countries of the Union
At the same time, the ban on the introduction of unlabelled goods into circulation cannot be introduced earlier than the terms established in the list of goods subject to labeling by means of identification. The list is also approved by decision No. 129.
It is determined, in particular, that:
the goods included in the list are subject to labeling;
the labeling of goods is carried out by means of identification, which are applied to the consumer and group packaging of dairy products and which correspond to the characteristics approved by this Decision;
group packaging of dairy products - packaging that combines a certain number of consumer packages of one product, labeled with identification means, which can also be sold to the consumer.
group packaging of dairy products is disbanded when at least one unit of the product is removed from it. Consumer packages are withdrawn from circulation when the group packaging that unites them is sold simultaneously with the withdrawal of the group packaging from circulation;
consumer packaging - packaging intended for sale or primary packaging of products, sold together with products;
dairy products with a volume of 20 liters or more or weighing 20 kilograms or more in a package intended for repeated use (multi-turn packaging) are not subject to labeling until they are packaged in consumer packaging in an industrial way;
dairy products with a net weight of 30 grams or less, dairy products packaged in a non-industrial way in the retail chain, baby food for children under 3 years of age and specialized dietary therapeutic and dietary preventive food are not subject to labeling;
the labeling of the remaining goods included in the list is not carried out, the terms of circulation of unlabeled goods are determined by the legislation of the EAEU member state;
national operators in cross-border trade ensure the exchange of information among themselves on the labeled goods sold in the framework of cross-border trade;
Prior to the introduction of unified methods of cryptographic protection in the Member States since July 1, 2021, digital (including cryptographic) and (or) polygraphic methods of protecting identification means established by the legislation of these member States are used. Such protection methods are recognized by Member States that have introduced the labeling of goods on their territory when moving labeled goods in cross-border trade;
from the date of the introduction of the labeling of goods on their territory by two or more Member States, they shall ensure mutual recognition of the means of identification created in accordance with this Decision, subject to the transfer of information about the means of identification applied to labeled goods moved in the framework of cross-border trade, by the national operator of the Member State from whose territory the labeled goods were moved, to the national operator of the Member State to whose territory the labeled goods were moved, and to the organization since July 1, 2021 (in the absence of unified methods of cryptographic protection) information interaction between national operators in order to confirm the authenticity of identification means protected using cryptographic means in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Member States.
The decision comes into force after 30 calendar days from the date of its official publication – May 6, 2021.