At the initiative of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation today, July 1, 2016 held a conference to discuss the draft law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On milk and milk products" (on milk-containing products)" (reg. №3043-1, 23.09. 2015).
Participants of the event were President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation Leonid Kozachenko, Acting General Director of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation Maria Didukh, Chairman of PA "Agrarian Union of Ukraine" Gennady Novikov, Chairman of Ukrainian Milk Traders Association Vadym Chagarovsky, Deputy Head of the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council Mikhail Sokolov, President of Ukrainian Milk Traders Association Lydia Karpenko, deputy director of the company "Lactalis Ukraine" Vladimir Martynchuk.
The sides discussed the main provisions of the bill and reached a specific agreement that the term "milk-containing products", which introduced this bill too narrow and requires replacement with the notion of "imitative products". Participants collectively decided that the issues raised in this bill is very important, not only for dairy products, but also for other food products, production of which requires the usage of substitutes and supplements, including juice, chocolate, wine, meat products etc.
In view of the above, heads of public organizations discussed the development and changes of existing laws №4126-1 and №4126 "On information for consumers on food" that will define the concept of "imitative products", establish the responsibility for violations in their production and labeling, as well as improper placement in commercial networks.
The meeting reached unanimous agreement on holding 6 July 2016 following a joint meeting of the associations AIC involving authors of the bill "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On milk and milk products" (on milk-containing products)" representatives of SE "UkrSREC" and Ministry of Economic Development for further developments of amendments to the bill.