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Consumer product standards amended

posted on 25/05/2010: 1157 views

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a resolution that includes the endorsement and amendment of 29 mandatory standards for several goods and consumer products traded in the UAE, according to a news report published by WAM yesterday.

The products which would be affected by the amendment included grain and its related products, some fish products, meat, mineral water, halal food, energy drinks, food colourings and some household electrical products, the report stated.

Engineer Mohammad Saleh Badri, Acting Director-General of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, told Gulf News that the introduction of these new standards and amendments was done regularly across the GCC region by national committees.

"Every quarter we produce new standards," he said.

"We review them and we get them approved by the GCC countries and that's how they get applied here."

Some of these regulations included specifications for products such as energy drinks, bread and halal food, Badri said.

"We issued a standard to unify the production of bread in the country, so now they [manufacturers] have something to rely on in terms of specifications for bread."

He said these standards included the detailed requirements for packaging and the ingredients used. – Gulf News


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