The Russian government has decided not to postpone mandatory labeling for products other than dairy products. This was announced on Friday, April 3, by Viktor Yevtukhov, Deputy Minister of industry and trade of Russia.
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“The following decisions were made: to extend the term of the experiment on labeling of dairy products for the period up to December 31, 2021, to postpone the mandatory labeling of dairy products starting from January 20, 2021, and not to postpone the introduction of mandatory labeling for other product groups, “he told RIA Novosti.
The pilot project for mandatory labeling of certified finished dairy products started in Russia on July 15, 2019, and was originally scheduled to end on February 29, 2020. Milk and cream, milk powder, fermented milk products (kefir, yogurt, etc.), whey, butter, cheeses and other products are subject to labeling.
Marking is that the sellers are obliged to place on the packaging of two-dimensional numerical code in the format of a Data Matrix, allowing the buyer to make sure that the shoes produced legally, its quality is as stated and all taxes and customs fees paid. In addition, when scanning the code, the buyer can find out everything about the product: who, where, when the item was produced, and other data.
On December 1, 2019, Russia entered into force mandatory labeling of perfumes, cameras, tires, as well as some items of bed linen and clothing, in particular, work clothes made of genuine leather, coats, raincoats, jackets, windbreakers and blouses.