New requirements for the content of contaminants in food

WITH 4 February 2021 year in Ukraine will be the rules, who have proven their safety, efficiency and operate in Europe more 14 years.

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has approved updated state sanitary rules and regulations on the maximum permissible levels of certain contaminants in food (order №1238 from 22 May 2020 year).

The order comes into force through 6 months from the date of its official publication, except for certain indicators, for which an additional 3-year transition period is established.

It should be emphasized, that on the conviction of business, this will primarily eliminate trade barriers, as the value of indicators will be harmonized with EU countries, including, regulated norms for the amount of nitrates in some types of lettuce (rocket, etc.); the amount of mycotoxins in nuts, etc., which will allow their import from EU countries.

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