TR CU 027/2012 On safety of particular types of special foodstuff including dietic clinical and dietic protective nutrition

The Technical Regulation of the Customs Union TR CU 027/2012 On safety of particular types of special foodstuff including dietary, curative and preventative nutrition includes mandatory safety requirements for specialized food and the associated processes of manufacture, storage, transport and distribution on the market in the EAEU.

The TR CU 027/2012 should ensure the uniform application and enforcement of the requirements for specialized food in the territory of the customs union, as well as the free movement of goods.

Adopted on June 15, 2012
Came into force on July 1, 2013

Specialized food may only be placed on the EAEU market if they meet the requirements of this and other EAEU Technical Regulations, if the appropriate conditions are met and the conformity of the specialized food has been confirmed.

Application area of TR CU 027/2012

The Technical Regulation TR CU 027/2012 applies to the following specialized foods intended for distribution in the EAEU:

  • specialized food for athletes
  • specialized foods for pregnant and lactating women
  • dietetic foods
  • foods for medical and preventive nutrition including baby food

The TR CU 027/2012 does not apply to:

The Technical Regulation TR CU 027/2012 does not apply to the following food:

  • children's food, excluding food for medical and preventive nutrition for children
  • food prepared by catering companies
  • natural mineral water, medicinal and table water, medicinal mineral water mineralised with a salt content of more than 1 mg/dm3 or less than that but with a content of biologically active ingredients in a concentration which at the very least meet balneological standards
  • dietary supplements

The conformity assessment process

The conformity assessment with the requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 027/2012 takes place in the form of a state registration. The state registration is carried out on request and on the basis of the evidence provided by the applicant confirming the curative and preventive characteristics. The further assessment that enough is being done to meet the requirements of TR CU 027/2012 is made by the government supervisor.

Accompanying documents

The supporting documents for specialized food must be printed in the Russian language or in the official language of the member state of the customs union. The accompanying documents include:

  • test reports
  • data sheet
  • a copy of the certificate of conformity
  • a copy of the quality management system certificate
  • protocols of the manufacturing audit for serial production

EAC marking

TR CU 027/2012 On safety of particular types of special foodstuff including dietic clinical and dietic protective nutrition

Products that are confirmed to conform to TR CU 027/2012 must be marked with the EAC marking before release. The marking is to be attached to each package, the instructions for use or the special label of the specialized food. The marking must take place in such a way that it is easily recognizable and legible throughout the entire shelf life.

TR CU 027/2012 On safety of particular types of special foodstuff including dietic clinical and dietic protective nutrition 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 027/2012 On safety of particular types of special foodstuff including dietic clinical and dietic protective nutrition .

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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