New EAEU Technical Regulation on poultry meat safety to come into force in 2023

A new Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Technical Regulation (TR) on Safety of Poultry Meat and Processed Poultry Meat Products will come into force on January 1, 2023, as said in a statement posted on Eurasian Economic Commission (EUC) website.


“The technical regulation establishes unified terminology, identification rules, safety requirements, requirements for manufacturing processes, storage, transportation, sale, disposal and labeling for poultry meat and poultry slaughter products,” the EEC experts explained.

The document was developed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

“Conformity assessment sets a veterinary inspection for poultry slaughter products, declaration of conformity – for poultry meat products, official registration – for baby food poultry meat products,” the EEC officials added.

The TR sets the following requirements for poultry meat and processed poultry meat products:

  • maximum residue levels in poultry slaughter products for 50 veterinary medicines;
  • a ban on the use of water or food additives (including phosphates) in unprocessed poultry meat products;
  • a standard for the amount of water released during poultry thawing (less than 4%);
  • a ban on the use of particular food additives (including preservatives and flavor enhancers) and raw materials containing GMO and pesticides in the production of poultry products for child nutrition;
  • tolerances for nutrient values declared on a label (protein, fat, carbohydrates, calories);
  • indication of water added to processed poultry meat products or mechanically separated poultry meat regardless of the input method;

The EEC experts noted, that TR establishes a deferred standard for the control of the amount of water released during the storage of chilled poultry, until the necessary standard is developed. A classification for all types of poultry meat products is also in the plans.



This month, Russia may begin supplying meat products to Japan



Two Russian enterprises have qualified to supply products to the Japanese market, reported the FSVPS press service. The Japanese Veterinary Department checked LLC «Znamensky Selection and Genetic Center» and PCL «Krasnobor». No complaints were found. Both companies specialize in meat products, according to the Moscow City News Agency.

The press service noted that deliveries to Japan could begin from June 3rd, 2019.

Earlier, the head of the FSVPS, Sergey Dankvert, explained the position of the department regarding the ban on import of meat and milk to  Russia.


Production of livestock products increased in Russia

The FSSS reports that the amount of produced meat (beef, pork, lamb, goat, horse meat) in Russia in the first quarter of 2019th was 652 thousand tons, which is 10.8% more compared to the same period in 2018th.

The production of chilled semi-finished products from these types of meat increased by 11.8% to 828 thousand tons, canned meat by 14.7% to 138 million equivalent cans. At the same time, the production of poultry meat and by-products decreased by 6.2% — 1.15 million tons. Fish production has decreased by 4.9% to 1.066 million tons.

FSSS also calculated that 67.8 thousand tons of processed potatoes were produced, which is 20.6% higher than before, and 1.365 million tons of sunflower oil, which is also 6.1% more.

In the dairy industry, the production of cheese has increased (by 10.5%, to 116 thousand tons), while the production of milk and butter was decreasing. An increase in the production of flour, beer, sweets, mineral and drinking water was recorded.

Source: Komersant

Russia plans to supply poultry meat to the Philippines


On March 7th, the Deputy Head of the FSVPS, Konstantin Savenkov, and the Extraordinary and Authorized Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines in the Russian Federation, Carlos Deymek Sorreta, discussed issues related to the mutual supply of agricultural products.

The representative of the Philippine side noted that the island state is interested in importing Russian poultry meat. For that matter, the veterinary service of this country conducted an inspection of four domestic enterprises and is now processing the information obtained during the inspections.

In addition, the Philippines sent veterinary requirements for imported fish and fish products to the FSVPS.

Savenkov noted that Russia hopes to have the opportunity to supply these products to the Philippines soon.T he Deputy Head of the FSVPS also stressed that the Russian side guarantees the security of all domestic goods of animal origin. This is due to the introduction of electronic veterinary certification in the country, which provides full traceability of products at all stages of its production. He said that Russia is gradually switching to electronic document circulation with other states. Electronic veterinary systems in Russia and a number of other countries are already integrated.



Russia will start supplying beef to Turkey in 2019


The head of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev said that the “supply of Russian beef to the Turkish markets will begin this year”, reports TASS.

He noted that Russia is actively conquering the Turkish market. Thus, in 2018th, the export of agricultural products to this country increased by 7% and reached $1.9 billion.

At the same time, Patrushev stressed that from the point of view of agricultural exports, Russia pays great attention to the middle East markets. He cited Iran as an example.

In 2018 the agricultural trade turnover between Russia and Iran has increased by half and amounted to about $1.2 billion. Russian exports increased by almost 45% due to the growth in the volume of supply of corn, sunflower oil, lamb and goat meat.

Source: Channel «Big Asia», TASS