Russia - Shelf Life Requirements
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Last update: 01/05/2012
The Russian sanitary certificate - CFIA/ACIA 5561 (2008/10) does not require that the CFIA verifies that the fish and fish products meet the shelf life requirements set by the Russian Federation. The following is provided for information only. Exporters should confirm that products intended for export to the Russian Federation meet all Russian regulatory requirements before shipping.
Note: Even if an exporter can export fish and fish product with a manufacturer's shelf life exceeding the maximum storage duration set out below, if requested by FSVPS, an exporter must be able to provide an explanation as to why the frozen fish or frozen fish product has a shelf life which is longer then the Russian storage duration limit.
Storing Frozen Fish
According to GOST 1168-86, frozen fish is stored aboard vessels and in factory and distribution cold storages at temperatures not exceeding -18°C.
Storage durations of dry artificially and naturally dry-frozen fish at -18°C are (in months - no longer than):
|Sturgeon, Humpbacked Salmon, Loach||7|
|Far-Eastern Salmon (except Humpback and Loach), Carps, Cisco/Whitefish, Zander, River Perch, Pike, Sheat-fish, Azov-Black Sea plaices||8|
|Undivided Baltic Salmon and other undivided Salmonidae||4|
|Baltic Salmon, Eviscerated with head and other Eviscerated Salmonidae with head||3|
|Cod, Plaice, Turbot, Sea Sturgeon, dressed and not dressed||6|
|Pollock headless and back||6|
|Other freshwater species||8|
|Other sea species||6|
|Treated with a water solution of polyvinyl alcohol: Humpbacked Salmon dressed||10|
|Wrapped in anti adhesive paper:||months|
|Cod, Plaice, Turbot, Sea Sturgeons dressed and not dressed||5|
|Pollock headless and Pollock back||4|
|Carps, Cisco, Zander, River sturgeon, Pike, Sheat-fish, Plaices||6|
|Cod dressed - not dressed||4|
|Other freshwater fish||No more than 6|
|Other sea fish||4|
Artificially and naturally dry-frozen fish, in consumer packaging:
Note: Exporters must determine from their client/importer in Russia all technical requirements which their product must meet.
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