The State Duma discusses the opening of enterprises for the production of specialized children’s food in the regions of the Russian Federation

Источник: The DairyNews
Since the end of last year, a working group in the State Duma has been discussing the opening of specialized enterprises in the regions of the country for the production of children’s food for preschool and school institutions, writes The DairyNews.

This was discussed at the online conference "Blitz-news fr om VNIMI (All-Russian Research Institute of the Dairy Industry)", wh ere Elena Simonenko, Head of the department for forecasting technological research and innovative development of the Research Institute of children’s food - a branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Biotechnology”, spoke about the joint work of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the working group of the State Duma, headed by Gennady Onishchenko, Ex-Head of Rospotrebnadzor.

‘All members of the working group are interested in more enterprises being integrated into this program,’ the speaker said. ‘Now we will analyze the presence of specialized enterprises in Russia that produce children’s food. In many regions, unfortunately, this category of products, including milk, is not made. Such production facilities are located only in the Central region of the country.

According to the expert, at this stage, the working group of the State Duma is discussing a draft law on the production and introduction of specialized nutrition in children's educational institutions. The research institutes were instructed to develop the methods, including the production of "high-readiness" products that will be delivered to kindergartens and schools.

‘Unfortunately, manufacturers and parents are often mistaken, believing that the so-called specialized category of baby food applies only to young children,’ said the speaker. According to technical regulation No. 21, all children under the age of 18 are considered children. Therefore, there should be food for children of all ages. We are seeking approval of the program for the modernization of children food in the regions at the federal level.

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