Application Requirements

4.6.1 Annexes may be mandatory, recommended and reference.

4.6.2 Applications are designated in capital letters of the Russian alphabet, starting with A (with the exception of the letters Ё, Z, Y, O, Ch, b, Y, Ъ), which are given after the word “Appendix”.

If there is one application in the TU, then it is assigned the designation “A”.

4.6.3 Each application starts on a new page. At the same time, at the top of the page, in the middle, the word “Appendix”, written with a capital letter, and the designation of the appendix are given, and below them in brackets indicate what it is: “mandatory”, “recommended” or “reference”. The name of the application is indicated in its title, which is placed symmetrically with respect to the text, given as a separate line (or lines), printed in lowercase letters with the first capital (capital), and when using the machine method, it is highlighted in font.

If the title of the application consists of one word, then it is printed in capital letters.

It is allowed to place two (or more) consecutive applications on one page, if they can be fully stated on one page.

4.6.4 Applications must have a common pagination with the rest of the TS.

4.6.5 In the text of the TS, references to all mandatory, recommended and reference applications should be given. The appendix, which provides a list of reference documents, drawn up in accordance with 5.9, is not referenced.

When referring to mandatory annexes, the words “… in accordance with annex __” are used, and when referring to recommended and reference ones, the words “… are given in annex __”.

Applications are arranged in the order established in 4.14 and presented in accordance with the requirements of 4.5.

Link Requirements

4.7.1 The TS may contain references to individual structural elements of the same TS and (or) to other regulatory, organizational, methodological and technical documents.

4.7.2 When referring to structural data elements, the specifications indicate:

– numbers of sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, graphic material, formulas and tables (including those given in the annexes);

– designations of applications;

– designations of transfers;

– numbers of columns and rows of tables. When referring to structural elements of the text, which is numbered from numbers not separated by a dot, indicate the name of this element in full, for example “… in accordance with section 5”, “… in accordance with paragraph 3”, “.. . in listing b)…”. If the number (designation) consists of numbers (letters) separated by a dot, then the name of this structural element is not indicated, for example, “… in accordance with 4.10”, “… in accordance with A.12”, with the exception of tables of graphic material and formulas, for example, “… in accordance with table 1”, “… in column 1 of table 2” “… in figure 2, position 1”, etc. In the TS sections “Acceptance Rules” and “Control Methods”, references to subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs located in the “Quality and Safety Requirements” section are given in brackets after mentioning the controlled indicator (requirement).

Example – Determination of the mass fraction of moisture (clause 1.4) – according to GOST 9793. Application references in accordance with 4.6.5.

4.7.3 A reference to another document is used if it (or in its separate section, paragraph) fully and unambiguously establishes the requirements, recommendations or instructions that must be stated in the developed TS. The documents referred to in the specifications for food products include the following:

– state standards of the Russian Federation (GOST R)*;
* Including republican standards of the RSFSR (RST RSFSR), which are recognized as state standards of the Russian Federation and included in the corresponding index.

– interstate standards (GOST), which were put into effect in the Russian Federation as state standards and are included in the corresponding index*;
* Including the standards of the former Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CT CMEA), which act directly as interstate standards.

– industry standards (OST), including industry standards approved by the former ministries and departments of the USSR, if their validity has not expired, extended or not limited;

– sanitary rules and norms (SanPiN), sanitary rules (SP), sanitary norms (SN), hygienic standards (GN), including those approved by the former Ministry of Health of the USSR;

– veterinary rules and norms and rules of veterinary and sanitary examination:

– other documents that apply to food products, packaging materials for them and the rules for the transportation of these products, which are adopted by the federal executive authorities or approved by the former ministries and departments of the USSR.

The organizational and methodological documents referred to in the technical specifications for food products include guidelines (P), guidelines (MU) and guidelines on control methods (MC) operating in the system of sanitary-hygienic and epidemiological regulation.

The technical documents referred to in the technical specifications for food products include:

– other specifications belonging to the same holder of the originals;

– specifications belonging to other original holders, if this reference is used to identify products used as raw materials and packaging materials;

– technological instructions and recipes of the product manufacturer, which are used for the manufacture of this product (when referring to these documents, their designations are not given). When referring, indicate the designation of the document without numbers indicating the year of its adoption (approval), and other additional information, for example, on compliance with the international standard. When referring to a specific requirement (provision) of the document, after its designation, indicate the number (or designation) of the structural element of the document in which this provision is stated.


1 Acceptance rules – according to GOST 8756.0.

2 According to microbiological parameters, the oil must comply with the requirements of SanPiN (clause References in the specifications to regulatory, technical and organizational and methodological documents are given if they establish requirements that are addressed not only to the manufacturer of the product, but also to enterprises that carry out individual tests of this product, its transportation and (or) storage. When referring in the text of the TS to several documents that have the same index (“GOST”, “GOST R”, etc.), the indexes of these documents should be repeated.

Example – GOST 8756.0; GOST 8756.4; GOST 8756.8.

If the TS contains a reference to several documents at the same time, the designations of which are a continuous sequence of numbers, then the designations of the first and last (in ascending order of numbers) document, separated by a dash, are indicated.

Example – Determination of toxic elements in a product – according to GOST 26927, GOST 26930 – GOST 26934.

4.7.4 If in the TS it is necessary to refer to a standard or other document to characterize products used as raw materials or packaging materials, then when referring to these products (raw materials, material), use the word order that is adopted in the name of the document that applies to this products (raw materials).

An example is … tomato paste according to GOST 3343.

If the reference document covers several types (names) of food products (raw materials, materials), and the reference must be given to one or some of them, then in the TS after the designation of the reference document, after a comma, the name, symbol or other characteristic of this type is additionally indicated .


1 Mayonnaise according to GOST 30004.1, high-calorie.

2 Paper for packaging according to GOST 7247, with PVC coating grades PD 83, PD 102 and A1.

4.7.5 If it is necessary to bring into the specifications certain requirements of standards and other regulatory documents indicating this document (as confirmation of the validity of these requirements), after the statement of such a requirement, the designation of this document without the year of its approval is indicated in brackets.


1 Tea is packaged in soft or semi-rigid packaging with a net weight of 25; fifty; 75; 100; 125; 150; 200 and 250 g (GOST 1938).

2 The shelf life of custard gingerbread under the established conditions of storage and transportation should not exceed 20 days from the date of manufacture in summer and 30 days in winter (GOST 15810).

Design Requirements

4.8.1 Specifications are drawn up in a typewritten or machine (computer) way, on sheets with dimensions of 220×290 mm or 205×290 mm (A4 format).

4.8.2 When using the typewritten method, the text of the TS is printed on one side of the sheet at two intervals, and the heading in the table at one interval.

4.8.3 When using the machine method, specifications are performed in accordance with GOST 2.004.

4.8.4 The distance between the headings of a section, subsection, previous and subsequent text, as well as between the headings of a section and subsection should be equal to:

– three intervals – when performing the technical specifications in a typewritten way;

– at least four font heights – when performing TS by machine.

The distance between the lines of headings of subsections and paragraphs is taken the same as in the text.

4.8.5 When preparing the text of the TS, the letters of the Latin and Greek alphabets, individual words using the letters of the Latin alphabet, formulas, symbols may be entered in black ink, paste or ink. In this case, the density of the inscribed text should be similar to the density of the rest of the text. Schemes, diagrams, drawings and other graphic material (if they cannot be done by machine) are done with black ink or paste.

4.8.6 When using the typewritten method to prepare the specifications, typos and graphical inaccuracies are corrected using a special corrective tool and (or) by typing the corrected (additional) text (or entering it in handwriting) in the same place or between lines.

When preparing the TS, damage to the sheets, blots and (or) traces of incompletely removed old text (graphic material) is not allowed.

4.8.7 Paragraph indentation must be the same throughout the text of the TS and equal to five characters.

The text of the specifications must have fields of the following sizes:

– 20 mm – top;

– 10 mm – right;

– not less than 20 mm – left and bottom.

4.8.8 The design of all pages of the TS (with the exception of the title page) – in accordance with Appendix B. At the same time, continuous numbering of all pages (including applications and the change registration sheet) is used in Arabic numerals, taking into account the title page of the TS, on which the page number is not affixed.

4.8.9 The change registration sheet is drawn up and filled out in accordance with Appendix D.

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