Pay attention to spelling. Just GOST – Gosudarstvennyy Standart (State all-Union standard) is a standard adopted in the USSR, at a time when mandatory standardization was to be all. Many of them continue to operate to this day, having only a small improvement. GOST R – state standard of the Russian Federation. Following these letters, the sequence of numbers is: XXXXX-XX – registration number and the year of adoption of the standard XXXX.XX-XX – the registration number of the group object standardization, and the year of registration, XXXX.XX.XX... XX is the system number of the standards, classes, subclasses and approval year of the standard.
Read the content you are interested in GOSTand the Federal Agency for technical regulation and Metrology. The easiest way to do it on their official website Please note that the texts of all requirements of GOSTs laid out in the form of scanned images. This is done because the texts of state standards must not be reprint to avoid typographical errors and inaccuracies. In addition, there are many online resources where you can find the requirements of a state standard, including the Soviet era, and to view its status (modified, approved, canceled, etc.) and, if necessary, to obtain in a text file. However, most of these resources are on a paid basis.
Read carefully the labels on food products. Many unscrupulous manufacturers lured buyers using the word "GOST" in the product name is in large letters and then in small print state that the product is manufactured in accordance with TU (technical conditions), not inferior in quality to the requirements of GOST. Of course, this does not mean that the product will necessarily be bad, but because the manufacturers usually set themselves, be prepared for the fact that the product quality will be far from your expectations. Therefore not the superfluous will remember the GOSTs at least two popular products: canned meat - GOST 5284-84, condensed milk GOST 2903-78 or GOST R 53436-2009.