On February 20, 2015 in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management a meeting was held on the topic: 'Proposal for changes in the Rulebook on the Use of Food Additives in Foods except for colors and sweeteners. (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska number: 118/14)
On the meeting it was unanimously accepted that the two current Rulebooks prescribe the same amount of total phosphates in meat products and it is 5 g / kg.
As some kinds of meat such as dry-cured ham (cured products) need no addition of phosphates as they already have enough natural phosphates which are sufficient for the needs of human diet, some of them have more than 5 g / kg, the Ministry accepted the proposal of the Chairman of the Meat-processing Business Board to make an exception in the Rulebook when it comes to cured products. Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Srpska, representatives of the Veterinary Institute ‘Dr. Vaso Butozan’, representatives of the Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska, representatives of Veterinary Inspection, representatives of Food Inspection as well as representatives of the Meat Processing Businesses in the Republic of Srpska attended the meeting.