New GOST standard for food

 New GOST standard for food

The new GOST-standard R 56016-2020 “Conformity assessment. The procedure for the compulsory attestation of product conformity with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Customs Union "On Food Safety” was developed as a replacement for the GOST standard R 56016-2014. This standard is used for the conformity assessment of products according to TR CU 021/2011 on food safety.

GOST R 56016-2020 is addressed to applicants (manufacturers, authorised representatives, vendors), certification bodies, accredited testing laboratories (centres) and other interested parties.

The standard contains the following aspects:

  • scope of application
  • terms and definitions
  • general information
  • declaration of conformity
  • identification and sampling
  • food tests
  • registration of the declaration of conformity
  • replacement of the declaration of conformity
  • formation and storage of a range of evidence
  • labelling of foodstuffs

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