Kombucha-based beverages; Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and non-alcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included (HS 2206)
Proyecto de Resolución Conjunta "Código Alimentario Argentino - Capítulo XIII "Bebidas Fermentadas" - Artículo 1084 Bis: Bebida a Base de Kombucha" (Draft Joint Resolution "Argentine Food Code - Chapter XIII 'Fermented Beverages' - Article 1084 bis: Kombucha-based beverages") (4 pages, in Spanish)
The notified draft Joint Resolution, prepared by the National Food Commission (CONAL), incorporates kombucha-based beverages into the Argentine Food Code. This beverage is defined as a non-alcoholic, aerated and pasteurized fermented beverage, produced by the aerobic respiration and anaerobic fermentation of an infusion of Camellia sinensis L. and sugars. Fruit juice or pulp, vegetable extracts, spices and/or honey may also be added to it.
The draft text establishes requirements for the production process that ensure the safety and quality of the product. It also lays down the description and labelling requirements.