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UAE Cabinet issues Resolutions on the regulation of foodstuff

June 24, 2018  
Dubai, June 24, 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Cabinet Resolutions Nos. 29 and 30 on the UAE regulatory system for the monitoring of milk and dairy products and another on the monitoring of juice and beverages. The two resolutions have been published in the latest issue of the Official Gazette.

Decision No. 29 stipulates that suppliers shall only deal with registered and licensed companies or enterprises. Suppliers must also obtain a Certificate of Conformity for products before placing them in the market, in accordance with the Emirates Conformity Assessment System (ECAS), in addition to obtaining the Emirates Quality Mark and ensuring that products continue to comply with applicable rules.

Resolution No. 30 stipulates that juice and beverage products must meet the approved standards and that product information on labels matches the specifications, and that images and phrases used on the packaging do not contradict public morals and Islamic values.

The decision also stipulates the quantity in the package meet stated requirements, and those products shall be packaged in suitable containers that maintain food safety and protect its properties from deterioration.

The decision also prohibits all UAE outlets from the sale or promotion of any product not registered with ECAS.

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