Rosstandart proposes to remove the indication of the expiration date from the labels

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Rosstandart proposes to remove the indication of the expiration date from the labels
Rosstandart proposes to remove the indication of the expiration date from the labels
13 September, 11:14SocietyPhoto: 1MI
To save ink, it is not necessary to indicate on product labels the place where the expiration date or the place of production is written, according to Rosstandart.

We are talking about such inscriptions as "the date of manufacture is indicated on the package" and so on, RBC reports. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko instructed to consider the request of business representatives to reduce the size of product labels.

Abramchenko asked to analyze how relevant the information placed on the label is for buyers, since manufacturers are faced with a shortage of packaging and ink. Despite the fact that the department's position should have been presented to the Deputy Prime Minister before July 22, so far no consolidated proposals have been received from them. Rosstandart also indicated that the information on the labels can indeed be reduced by abandoning "data on the addresses of food production, indicating the places where the date of manufacture and expiration date, signs and pictograms are applied".

However, such issues should be considered from the point of view of the technical regulations of the Customs Union, common to the EAEU. Requirements for the size of labels are established not by the national standards in force in Russia, but by the technical regulation "Food products in terms of their labeling" and technical regulations for certain types of food products. They fix what information should be indicated on the package - on its quantity and font size, and ultimately the size of the label depends.

In July, we recall, business representatives turned to the Russian government with a request to reduce the size of labels on products in order to save scarce paper and ink.

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