His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Cabinet Resolutions Nos. 29 and 30 on the UAE regulatory system for monitoring of milk and dairy products, and another on the monitoring of juice and beverages.
Decision No. 29 stipulates that suppliers shall only deal with registered and licensed companies or enterprises. Suppliers must also obtain a certificate of conformity for products before placing them in the market, in accordance with the Emirates Conformity Assessment System (ECAS), in addition to obtaining the Emirates Quality Mark and ensuring that products continue to comply with applicable rules.
Resolution No. 30 stipulates that juice and beverage products must meet the approved standards and that product information on labels match the specifications, ensuring that the images and phrases used on the packaging don’t contradict public morals and Islamic values.
The decision also stipulates the quantity in the package meet stated requirements, and that products shall be packaged in suitable containers that maintain food safety and protecting its properties from deterioration.
The decision also prohibits all UAE outlets from the sale or promotion of any product not registered with ECAS.