Normativa otros paísesAgo. 4, 2011
Bahrein: especifican requerimientos para envases y etiquetado de espigas de arroz
13 July 2011
|Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade||Original: English|
The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6
|1.||Notifying Member: KINGDOM OF Bahrain
If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):
|2.||Agency responsible: Standards & Metrology Directorate (BSMD)
Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:
Ministry of Industry and Commerce
P.O. Box: 5479, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel.: +973 17574880
Fax: +973 17530730
|3.||Notified under Article 2.9.2 [ X ], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:|
|4.||Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Rice Kernels, ICS: 67.060|
|5.||Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Rice Kernels (14 pages in Arabic; 10 pages in English).|
|6.||Description of content: This draft technical regulation specifies the requirements stated in the Gulf standard GSO 1003 “Rice Kernels” under clauses 8,1 & 9 (packaging & labelling) as mandatory requirements such that kernels shall be packaged in suitable, clean, sufficiently strong and well stitched sacks or containers, not previously used and have no contaminating effect on the product or its quality characteristics.
It describes label requirements such as :
– Rice type: white, brown, parboiled (Mazza or Sella).
– Country of origin
– Length of kernels (long, medium, short).
– White rice color un-parboiled (white brown, white, extra white).
– Total percentage of broken kernels.
– Percentage of each broken part (%head, %large, %medium, %small).
– Crop year (…crop).
– Vitamins and minerals (if found).
– Additives (if found).
– Produced from genetically modified organism (if found).
– In addition to the above mentioned, it shall only be indicated on sack or container if product contains at least 93% Basmati rice, if it is below than 93% then the word “Basmati” cannot be used.
– Labelling and adjoining explanatory statements shall be in Arabic and, where another language is used, it shall be alongside the Arabic. All the information provided in another language shall be identical to that written in Arabic.
|7.||Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: To maintain consumer protection and food safety|
– GSO “Rice Kernels”.
– Codex Alimentarius 1995. Codex Standard 198-1995. Volume 7 (53-60)
– International Standard 1998. Rice specification 7301-1998.
– Indian Order No. S.O 67 – 68 (E)- Basmati rice – Date 23 January 2003
– British code of practice for Basmati rice – July 2005
– Protocol for the identification of selected Basmati Rice varieties”- Food Standards Agency, London, and CAZS, University of Wales, Bangor – February 2005.
– Protocol for the quantitative analysis of adulteration of basmati rice with sherati, mugad sugandha, pak 386 or superfine” – Food Standards Agency, London, and CAZS, University of Wales, Bangor – February 2006.
|9.||Proposed date of adoption:
Proposed date of entry into force:
|}||To be determined|
|10.||Final date for comments: 60 days from the notification date|
|11.||Text available from: National enquiry point [X], or address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and web-site addresses, if available of the other body:|