Tkachev called the start date labelling of products with palm oil

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotoreceptor in the grocery supermarket. Archival photoTkachev called the start date labelling of products with palm oil© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The inscription on dairy products in the production which use palm oil will be in mid-2018, said the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev.

«I think that will take (the document — ed.) until the middle of next year, we have already completed 70% of the way — we need to agree on all procedures,» — said Tkachev in interview to TV channel «Russia 24».

«We are now going through a harmonization of technical regulations of EurAsEC, that’s such a difficult time, still coexists in this economic space 5 countries, we have all the chances to negotiate, to convince, we are absolutely confident that the consumer should know what he eats or drinks dairy products», the Minister added.

He explained that «the marking will occupy 30% of the square labels that say that the dairy product contains vegetable fats, including palm oil».

Tkachev also said that such a product will be cheaper and will be referred to not as «milk, cheese, but as milk product, cheese product».

«It’s not poison, the whole world consumes, then the other — palm oil is 3-4 times cheaper than milk,» the Minister added.