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Regulation amending the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods.

This Regulation adds definitions of nutritional claim as "any claim which states, suggests or implies that a food has particular beneficial nutritional properties due to the energy (calorific value) it provides/provides at a reduced or increased rate/does not provide and the nutrients or other substances it...
Turkey
2020

Notification No. 2020/3 on import surveillance.

This Regulation lays down rules for new surveillance of imports of certain agricultural and food commodities through an exporter registration system. This requirement will apply to foreign exporters of commodities including tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, and cashews), peanuts, sunflower seeds, sunflower seed oil and other related...
Turkey
2020

Turkish Food Codex Regulation.

This Regulation lays down rules for minimum technical and hygienic criteria for materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs; residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs in foodstuffs; food additives; flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties; vitamins, minerals and other specific substances;...
Turkey
2020

Turkish Food Codex Regulation (2019/43) laying down the list of simulants to be used for testing migration of constituents of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

This Regulation indicates the list of simulants to be used for testing migration of the constituents of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with a single foodstuff or specific group of foodstuffs and the concentration of these simulants. The list is annexed to...
Turkey
2019

Turkish Food Codex Regulation (2019/44) on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

This Regulation establishes specific requirements for the manufacture, processing and marketing of plastic materials and articles which are intended to come into contact with food; or already in contact with food; or which can reasonably be expected to come into contact with food. This Regulation shall...
Turkey
2019

Regulation of irradiaton of foods.

This Regulation lays down procedures and principles for foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation, application to place irradiated foods on the market, and inspection. In this regard, this Regulation sets forth provisions on the sources of ionizing radiation, licensing and registration of irradiation facilities,...
Turkey
2019

Turkish Food Codex Notification No. 2019/15 on food for diet replacement for weight control.

This Notification lays down the specific requirements for the composition, labelling, presentation and advertising with regard to diet replacement for weight control products. Total diet replacement for weight control products may only be placed on the market in case they comply with this Notification. The rules...
Turkey
2019

Turkish Food Codex Regulation on food intended for infants and young children and total diet replacement for weight control.

This Regulation lays down compositional and information requirements for infant formula and follow-on formula, supplementary food intended for infants and young children, and diet replacement for weight control. This Regulation shall not apply to food for special medical purposes. The substances that may be added to...
Turkey
2019

Notification on the licensed warehouse for milk.

This Notification lays down rules for the minimum requirements of the licensed warehouse to store milk; procedures and principles of storage; and the activities on milk in the licensed warehouse. This Notification shall apply to storable milk in compliance with the standards in the relevant legislations...
Turkey
2019

Notification No. 2019/29 on the terms of use of school food logo.

This Notification lays down terms of use of school food logo for prepackaged food which are offered for sale in canteen, cafeteria, buffet and tea room located in schools. This Notification sets forth general principles for the use of school food logo relating to food safety...
Turkey
2019

Circular No. 2019/3 on inspection of livestock dealers.

This Circular sets forth provisions on the liabilities of and inspection by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, provincial directorates, and district directorates to cope with zoonoses. This Circular stresses on animal health and welfare, food safety, as well as, protection of human health against zoonoses....
Turkey
2019

Regulation on the Agriculture Council.

This Regulation lays down rules for the establishment, structure, functioning and duties of the Agricultural Council. The Agricultural Council shall be the leading consulting institution for the development of strategies and studies in the fields of plant production; animal production; development of aquaculture; food production, safety...
Turkey
2019

Regulation amending the Regulation on the organization of veterinary checks on products entering into the country.

This Regulation makes minor changes regarding the removal of products from warehouse that are not in compliance with the national standards under the supervision of the Directorate of veterinary check points in Article 14, and the authorization of transit and warehousing of shipped products in the...
Turkey
2019

Notification No. 2019/22 on state support for raw milk and regulation of milk market.

This Notification lays down rules for supporting producers for the sustainability in raw milk production by increasing the effectiveness and quality of raw milk production and the implementation of livestock policies. This Notification sets forth the procedures and principles for support payment, fees from the members...
Turkey
2019

Turkish Food Codex Notification No. 2019/12 on milk.

This Notification lays down rules for hygienic and technically appropriate production, processing, conservation, transport, storage, marketing of and the standards for milk. This Notification shall not apply to raw milk. Raw milk used in the milk production shall be in compliance with the Regulation on special...
Turkey
2019

Turkish Food Codex Regulation amending the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on food additives.

This Regulation makes several changes in Annex-II in the lists of colours for use in foodstuffs, food additives except colouring and sweeteners, classification of food additives, food categories, food additives to be used in food categories and the terms of use, and in Annex-III in the...
Turkey
2019

Notification No. 2009/11 on the support for good agricultural practices in aquaculture.

This purpose of this Notification is to promote good agricultural practices in the field of aquaculture in order to protect natural resources, improve animal welfare and to ensure food safety within traceability and sustainability. This Notification shall apply to the aquaculture facilities that are certified by...
Turkey
2019

Regulation on the National Nutrition Council.

This Regulation lays out rules for the establishment, structure, duties and working conditions of the National Nutrition Council. The purposes of the establishment of the Council are to improve the existing conditions for the prevention and control of nutrition-related diseases; promote healthy nutrition throughout the country;...
Turkey
2019

Turkish Food Codex Regulation amending the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

This Regulation makes minor change in the Annex-4 regarding that the condition to include 99% aluminium shall not apply to aluminium alloy products. ...
Turkey
2019

Turkish Food Codex Notification No. 2018/52 on raw and processed meat and poultry meat and their compounds.

This Notification lays out rules for the production, packaging and placing on the market of raw meat, minced meat, poultry minced meat, processed meat compounds, mechanically deboned poultry meat and meat products. This Notification shall not apply to meat extracts, melted animal fat, tallow, gelatin, salted...
Turkey
2019
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