TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food

The Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Customs Union TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food sets the requirements for food safety, including the manufacturing, labelling, distribution, transport, storage, disposal and requirements for certain types of food in the territory of customs union.

The aim of the Technical Regulation is the protection of human life and health, the environment, as well as preventing the consumer being given misleading information.
According to the Technical Regulation TR CU 021/2011, food shall be safe during the minimum shelf life when used as directed. The relevant limit values for food are laid down in the Annexes to the Technical Regulation.

Pathogens and their toxins, which could endanger the health of humans and animals, are not permitted in food.

The conformity assessment with the requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 021/2011 is a prerequisite for the import and sale of goods within the customs union.

Food which does not comply with the requirements of this Technical Regulation, including food with an exceeded due by date, must be withdrawn from the market independently by the owner or by the responsible supervisory authorities.

Adopted on December 9, 2011
Came into force on June 25, 2013

Until February 15, 2015, it was possible to place products on the market that conformed with the national standards of the technical regulation of the member states of the customs union, e.g. GOST certificate, if the proof of conformity has been issued before the entry into force of the Technical Regulation TR CU 021/2011. After this date, only products declared in accordance with TR CU 021/2011 and marked with the EAC conformity marking may be placed on the market.

Application area of TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food

The Technical Regulation TR CU 021/2011 applies to:

  • foodstuff
  • processes of production, storage, transportation, distribution and disposal of food

The Technical Regulation TR CU 021/2011 does not apply to:

The technical regulation TR CU 021/2011 does not apply to food which has been produced by private persons at home or in private companies. Furthermore, it is not intended to be used for the production, storage, transport and disposal of food intended solely for personal use and not for free circulation.

The conformity assessment according to TR CU 021/2011

For the food itself, as well as for its production, distribution, transport, storage and disposal, the following forms of the conformity assessment are provided:

The EAC Declaration TR ZU 021/2011 is subject to:

  1. unprocessed food of animal origin
  2. special food
  3. vinegar

The EAC Declaration is carried out accordance with one of the three procedures, at the choice of the applicant: for the serial delivery, for one-time supply and for serial production.

The validity of the EAC Declaration shall be determined by the applicant unless otherwise specified in the Customs Unions Technical Regulation for certain types of food.

The conformity assessment in the form of EAC Certification is not intended for food.

State registration

The following products are subject to the state registration:

  • baby food, including water
  • products for dietary-therapeutic and dietary-preventive nutrition
  • mineral water with a mineral content of more than 1 mg / dm3
  • food for athletes, pregnant and lactating women
  • biologically active additives
  • new types of food

In addition, the manufacturing plants which process products of animal origin are subject to the state registration. These include:

  • slaughter of animals and poultry
  • processing of animal and poultry meat
  • extraction of raw milk, raw milk cream and its processing
  • manufacture of dairy products
  • production and processing of eggs
  • production and processing of aquacultures

The state registration of food products is carried out by the notified body approved by the member state of the customs union.

Information on the state registration of the food is stored in a single register. The supervisory authorities in the field of food safety are responsible for the management and administration of this database.

Veterinary and hygiene control

Before entry into the customs union of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), unprocessed food of animal origin is subject to veterinary and hygiene control.

The processed foods of animal origin, on the other hand, are not subject to veterinary and hygiene control.

The veterinary and hygiene checks and its results shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the member state of the Eurasian Economic Union and the arrangement of said member state of the customs union concerning veterinary and hygienic measures.

The data on the state registration of businesses is entered in the uniform register of production facilities for the production of food.

EAC marking

EAC Certificate, EAC Certification in Germany

The products declared according to TR CU 021/2011 shall be marked with the EAC marking.

Detailed requirements for the food marking are specified in TR CU 022/2011 On food marking.

The EAC marking of unpackaged food must be applied to the shipping papers.

The food in circulation, including raw materials for the food industry, must have appropriate accompanying documents to ensure the traceability of the product.

Period of validity of the EAC Declaration

The EAC Declaration for food is valid for 5 years.

TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food in the Russian language


We would be pleased to advise you professionally and competently on the EAC certification or declaration. We will verify free of charge whether your products are subject to the conformity certification obligation according to TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food.

In our video, we explain what an EAC Certification is and how and where to certify or declare your products for the introduction on the EAEU market.

The EAC Certification and the EAC Declaration are complex procedures that attest your products the conformity with the technical regulations of the EAEU and require a lot of know-how. Schmidt & Schmidt will support you with the certification of your products for the EAEU market.

The EAC certificate of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document, that proofs the conformity of the products with the harmonized technical regulations of the member states of the EAEU. The products, whose conformity with the technical regulations could be confirmed by the certificate of the EAEU, may be moved and sold in the whole customs area of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC Declaration of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document that proofs, that the products meet the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU. An EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer, importer or an authorized representative and listed in the official register. Those products, whose conformity with the technical regulations are confirmed by the declaration, have the permission to be freely moved and sold in the whole customs territory of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC certificate can only be issued after a quality assessment, which has to be carried out by a certification body accredited in one of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The certification is conducted on the basis of technical documentations, company-internal created test reports, or rather test reports provided by accredited test laboratories, as well as on basis of a manufacturing audit on site. The certificate is printed on an official pre-printed form, which has several forgery-proof elements and is authenticated by the signature and seal of an accredited body. The EAC certificate is usually issued for “complex” products that require an extensive control by the authorities.

With the EAC Declaration the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative declares the conformity of his products with the minimum requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). As distinguished from the EAC certificate, the EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer or importer himself. All necessary tests and analysis are or made by the manufacturer or in some cases by the laboratory. The applicant issues the EAC declaration himself on a usual piece of paper. The EAC declaration has to be listed in the uniform register of the EAEU by an accredited certification body of one of the member states of the EAEU.

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