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All products must have Spanish labels starting June 14

Santo Domingo.- Presidency Administrative Minister Jose Ramon Peralta on Monday said the rule requiring Spanish labeling on all products, especially dairy takes effect starting Tuesday.

He said as of next week no imported products can enter the country without proper information in Spanish, “but aside from the Health Registry, they’ll be given a three-month period to also come with their labeling in Spanish.”

“The important thing is that from now on every Dominican knows what they’ll consume, because it will have the contents in Spanish and if this product comes in another language, it must have an additional label in Spanish, so you know what you’re buying,” the official said after a meeting in which the ministries of Public Health, Industry and Commerce, Agriculture and the Customs, Pro-Consumer agencies and the Aproleche (dairy) association, among others participated.

He said the measure that takes effect Tuesday aims to comply with the law and rules within the free trade agreements.

Dirty dairies

In response to Aproleche’s complaint there are 500 dairies without health registration in the country, Industry and Commerce minister José del Castillo said the Public Health Ministry manages a process to improve the sanitary conditions of those companies. “It has really been historical failures, there are thousands of applications pending, and that’s in the process of being solved, creating a one-stop window to address specific issues such as the case of household hygiene products.”

Source: DT

June 13, 2016

Category: DR News |

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