Ukraine Clamps Down on Raw Milk and Back Yard Meat

UKRAINE – A government directive to regulate back-yard meat and dairy foods processing is underway to harmonize Ukrainian food standards with those of the European Union.
calendar icon 5 January 2015
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The rule, which is targeted at households producing processed and raw meat, raw milk and cheeses, is to drive a “gradual transition” to new food hygiene standards.

Ukraine’s agriculture ministry is conscious of the upheaval this will mean for many rural families and the socio-economic future of the country.

However, as of 1 January 2015, Vladislav Rutytska, deputy minister for European integration said: “No manufacturer is exempt from liability for failure to comply with hygiene in the production and sale of food products.”

The government abolished a ban on the sale of raw milk and meat products through unregulated lines, but stressed changes will be seen on article 35.

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