Quality, Classification And Additional Labelling Requirements For Honey

Original Language Title: Kvalitātes, klasifikācijas un papildu marķējuma prasības medum

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 251 in 2015 (26 May. No 26 22) quality, classification and additional labelling requirements Issued under the honey food surveillance law article 4, fourth paragraph, and article 13, paragraph 3 of part I of general question 1. determines the classification of honey quality and additional labelling requirements as well as the order in which measurable honey compliance requirements.
II. Classification requirements 2. Honey is natural, sweet substance that bee (APIs mellifera) is produced from the nectar of plants or from secretions of living parts of plants or excretions of the sūcējinsekt on the living parts of plants, which it collects and translates, adding in their own specific substances, deposit, dehydrate, store and leave in honeycombs to mature and mellow. 3. Pollen, which is natural, honey-specific component is not considered part of the honey of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 Regulation (EU) no 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers and on the amendment of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 and Commission Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC , The European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/13/EC, Commission Directive 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Regulation (EC) no 608/2004 (hereinafter Regulation No 1169/2011) article 2, paragraph 2, of the "f" section. 4. honey is by origin: 4.1 nectar honey or flower honey obtained from the nectar of plants; 4.2. honeydew-page honey obtained mainly from excretions of plant sūcējinsekt on the living parts of plants or from secretions of living parts. 5. honey type of production are: 5.1. cell honey that bees kept in the same hand-made new Combs Combs Combs which cells or made from artificial bee wax cell plates, and distributed in sealed whole combs or sections of such combs; 5.2. a piece of honey or honey with honey cell parts are to one or more cell honey pieces; 5.3. the drained honey obtained, the broodless Combs Combs of tecin cells; 5.4. extracted honey obtained by centrifuging broodless Combs Combs of cells; 5.5. forced honey obtained by pressing broodless Combs, combs the cells heated or not heated at a temperature not exceeding 45 ° C; 5.6. filtered honey obtained by removing foreign inorganic or organic matter that is separated by a significant quantity of pollen; 5.7. industrial honey, which is overheated or is with the flavours or smells, or have begun to ferment or sour and suitable for industrial uses or is an ingredient in other foodstuffs which are processed. 6. Honey meet the following quality requirements: 6.1 after honey consistency can be fluid, viscous or partly to entirely crystallised; 6.2. the honey color can range from almost colorless to dark brown depending on the bees collect nectar or honeydew page type; 6.3. honey is the characteristic taste and smell, and it determines the plant nectar, from which it is collected bits; 6.4. honey consists of different types of sugar, mainly fructose and glucose, and its composition depends on the harvested nectar of plants; 6.5. honey is the characteristic taste and smell, free from foreign, non-specific taste or smell contaminants, removing the provision referred to in paragraph 5.7 honey; 6.6. honey not detectable signs of fermentation, as well as it should not be artificially changed acidity, except that rule 5.7. referred to honey; 6.7. honey contains natural enzymes, which may not be overheated so that the natural enzymes have been destroyed or have become inactive, except that rule 5.7. referred to honey; 6.8. the honey does not contain or contain little organic and inorganic substances, impurities that are not specific to its natural composition. 7. From the honey may not be separated, not pollen or other specific components of it unless it is 5.6. these provisions referred to honey and pollen or honey if a specific component is separated with the organic and inorganic impurities separation. 8. If the honey is offered to the final consumer or used as an ingredient in foods, honey may not add other food ingredients, including food additives. 9. in order to assess the compliance of honey requirements of these provisions, where possible, use internationally recognized, validated methods of analysis.
III. Additional labelling requirements 10. Honey shall be marked according to the European Union's directly applicable law. 11. According to honey production and type marking of origin, the following product names: 11.1. honey; 11.2. the honey or nectar flower honey; 11.3. honeydew-page honey; 11.4. cell honey; 11.5. a piece of honey or honey with the parts of the cell; 11.6. drained honey; 7.3. extracted honey; 11.8. forced honey; 7.4. filtered honey; 11.10. industrial honey. 12. This rule 11.2, 11.3, 11.6., 11.7 and 11.8. product names referred to on the label may be replaced by the simple product name "honey". 13. Industrial honey on the label the words "heat treatment only" placed near the product name. 14. The name of the product, unless this rule 7.4. and 11.10. product referred to, can be supplemented with the following information: for 14.1. floral or vegetable origin, if the product was obtained entirely or mainly from the flowers or plants and it has a flower and plant referred to organoleptic, physico-chemical and microscopic characteristics; 14.2. the regional, territorial or topographical origin, if the product was obtained only at the specified location; 14.3. the quality indicators in accordance with the provisions of this annex. 15. If the honey is an industrial compound food ingredient, the product name of this compound term "industrial honey", you can use the term "honey", but noted in the list of ingredients, the words "industrial honey". 16. the labelling shall indicate the country of origin of honey. 17. If the honey originates in more than one Member State of the European Union or a third country, the indication of the country of origin may be replaced by one of the following: 17.1. "EU countries produced honey mixture"; 17.2. "outside EU countries produced honey mixture"; 17.3. "EU countries and non-EU countries produced honey mixture". 18. Filtered honey and honey to industrial containers, packs and trade documents shall clearly indicate the full product name according to this provision the 11.9 and 11.10...
IV. Closing questions

19. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet of 16 September 2003 Regulation No 522 "quality, classification and labelling requirements for honey" (Latvian journal, 2003, nr. 129.; 2004, nr. 69.; 2008, 113. no). 20 to 23 June 2015, if the product has been obtained in several Member States of the European Community or in a third country, the indication of origin may be replaced by one of the following: 20.1. "EC countries produced honey mixture"; 20.2. "outside the EC countries produced honey mixture"; 20.3. "EC countries and countries outside the EC produced honey mixture". 21. paragraph 17 of these regulations shall enter into force on 24 June 2015. 22. Honey, placed on the market or labelled before 24 June 2015 and does not meet this provision in paragraph 17 above requirements, be distributed until the end of the item.
Informative reference to European Union directives, the regulations include provisions resulting from: 1) of the Council of 20 December 2001, Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey; 2) European Parliament and Council of 15 may 2014. Directive No. 2014/63/EU, amending Council Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey. The Prime Minister is the Rapidity of the farming Minister Newsletters John Dūklav annex Cabinet 26 May 2015 regulations No 251 composition indicators No. p. k. Stock indicators 1. The sugar content of 1.1. fructose and glucose content (total) 1.1.1. flower honey not less than 60 g/100 g 1.1.2. honeydew-honeydew honey, page-page and flower honey blend, not less than 45 g/100 g 1.2. sucrose in 1.2.1. Acacia (Robini of pseudoacaci), Lucerne (Medicago sativa), banksij (the menziesi Banksi), Hedysarum, eucalyptus (eucalyptus camadulens), Eucryphi, Eucryphi-milligani Lucida, citrus (Citrus spp.), honey not more than 10 g/100 g in 1.2.2. Lavender (Lavandul spp.), gurķumētr (the Borag officinalis) honey not more than 15 g/100 g 1.2.3. other types of honey not more than 5 g/100 g 2. The water content of the 2.1. Heather (Calluna vulgaris) and industrial honey not more than 23% 2.2. commercial Heather honey not more than 25% 2.3. other types of honey not more than 20% 3. Water insoluble matter content 3.1. the honey not more than forced 0.5 g/100 g 3.2. other types of honey not more than 0.1 g/100 g 4. Electrical conductivity 4.1. honey and honey mixtures not more than 0.8 mS/cm 4.2. honeydew-page and chestnut honey honey or honey mixture in this way (except for the zemeņkok (of the uned Arbut), Eric (Eric), eucalyptus, lime (Tilia spp.), Sila, or normal Heather (Calluna vulgaris), manuk (Leptosperm), tea tree (Melaleuc spp.) honey) not less than 0.8 mS/cm 5. Free acid 5.1. industrial honey not more than 80 milliequivalents per 1000 grams of acid to 5.2. other types of honey not more than 50 milliequivalents per 1000 grams of acid to 6. Diastase activity and hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) content determined after processing and compound acquisition 6.1. diastase activity (Schade scale after) 6.1.1. honey with low natural enzyme content (e.g. citrus honey), in which the HMF content of not more than 15 mg/kg not less than 3 6.1.2. other types of honey (except Baker's honey) not less than 8 6.2. HMF 6.2.1. honey and honey mixtures, originating in tropical climate regions in not more than 80 mg/kg 6.2.2. other types of honey (except Baker's honey), taking into account the conditions referred to in 6.1.1 to not more than 40 mg/kg of Agriculture Minister John Dūklav