Entrepreneurs whose activities are related to the manufacture, importation or exportation of food commodities and food products are often faced with the problem of determining the standard of an acceptable content of certain food additives in products they produce including a variety of food grade dye and emulsifiers.

Food safety in Kazakhstan is regulated by the Law 'On food safety' dated 21 July 2007. The Law establishes requirements for the usage of raw materials and food additives, which must conform to standards established by the legislation of the RK on food safety.

Hygienic standards of safety and the nutritional value of food products are indicated in the sanitary rules 'Sanitary Requirements for Food Products' approved by order of the Minister of Health № 611 on 6 August 2010. The sanitary rules include a list of supplements that don't have harmful effects on human health. These supplements are permitted for usage in the Republic of Kazakhstan. However, the sanitary rules do not set permissible levels of these food supplements in food. Therefore a lot of food producers have difficulty in choosing the best indicator of the content of certain food additives in the products they produce. Thus, the assistance of qualified lawyers in these situations is indispensable.

GRATA International's lawyers have analysed requirements that apply to practices of companies operating in Kazakhstan, as well as international organisations, and provided necessary assistance to customers. We believe that such experience can be very useful for you and we will are glad to assist you with any issues connected to legal requirements.

 

  • advising a large foreign company on the maximum allowable level of certain emulsifiers in the composition of chocolate products;

  • advising a large foreign company on the maximum allowable levels of certain dyes in the chocolate products;

  • advising a large foreign company on the possibility of usage of certain ingredients in the composition in alcoholic beverages.

Name Position Contacts
Bakhodir Jabborov Managing Partner Inquire
Leila Makhmetova Counsel, Director of Environmental Law Department Inquire
Zaira Kaysar Partner, Branch Director in Atyrau and Aktobe Inquire
Gulim Ratayeva Representative in Pavlodar Inquire
Nurbol Kissembayev Partner, Branch Director Inquire
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Counsel, Director of Environmental Law Department

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