Ministerial Decree No. 100/2019 that gives the producers and importers a six-month transitional period to abide by Egyptian Standards related to some food products. Language(s): Arabic. Number of pages: 2
Ministerial Decree No. 100/2019 gives producers and importers a six-month transitional period to abide by the following Egyptian Standards:
1. ES 336-1 "Carbonated Beverages - Part 1: General (partial amendment)" which has been formulated according to National Studies and its updates. It has been partially modified in the following items:
- Deletion of clause 3/4/3, Salmonella in 25 ml;
- Item 5/2/1 adds to the name of the product 'is a carbonated drink' according to item (2/1), and if fruit juice is added to less than 10% of the product, this information may be added to the data ('natural fruit juice is added'). If fruit juice is added to more than 10% of the product, it is called a 'carbonated drink – carbonated water (soda water)' according to item (2/2);
2. ES 416-1 "Biscuits and Methods of Analysis and Testing Part 1: Biscuits", which is identical to GSO Standard No. 989/2016 for Biscuits;
3. ES 1522 "Frozen meat" which is technically identical to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90;
4. ES 2613-2 which partially modifies the shelf life for dairy and its products which are refrigerated at a temperature not exceeding 5ºC (especially Labneh) from 4 months to 6 months. This standard has been formulated according to National Studies and its updates; and
5. ES 154-5 "Milk and Dairy Products Part 5: Natural Butter" which is technically identical to Codex Standard No 279-1971 for butter. Formerly Codex Standard A-1-1971. Adopted in 1971. Revised in 1999. Amended in 2003, 2006, 2010, 2018.
Furthermore, the Ministerial Decree No. 100/2019 cancels ES 154-6 for "Milk and Milk Products Part: 6 Local - Natural Buffalo Butter".
Producers and importers are kept informed of any amendments in the Egyptian standards through the publication of administrative orders in the official gazette.