Mead, mead beverages, flavoured mead beverages, mead cocktails and spirits made from mead
Draft Order of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania amending the Order of the Minister of Agriculture No 3D-393 of 26 September 2003 approving the Technical Regulation on the description, production and commercial presentation of mead, mead beverages and spirits made from mead (hereinafter referred to as the 'draft')
The draft defines general rules for the description, production and commercial presentation of mead, mead beverages, flavoured mead beverages, mead cocktails and spirits made from mead. Its provisions are binding on all companies of the Republic of Lithuania that engage in the production, import and sale of the beverages referred to in this draft. The draft also includes a mutual recognition clause, i.e. the ‘single market clause’, as defined in the Communication from the Commission COM(2017) 787 final of 19 December 2017.
The draft contains the definitions of the above beverages and establishes the specific (physical, chemical and sensory) characteristics for their quality. The draft also defines the process and labelling requirements for the production of these beverages.