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March 31, 2017
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At the beginning of this year, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock adopted an updated Regulation on Maximum Residue Limits of Food Codex Pesticides establishing and updating MRLs on various food and animal commodities (link in Turkish). These MRLs are currently in effect.

This updated regulation is part of Turkey's effort to harmonize with MRL values and standards maintained by the European Union. It should be noted that MRLs established in this regulation are not always aligned with MRLs currently enforced by the EU, as the EU frequently updates its MRLs.

Adopted and updated MRLs from this regulation will display in the Global MRL Database by April 1, 2017.

March 3, 2017
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On March 3, Turkey notified the WTO of a food additive specification standard. A draft of this standard was notified to the WTO in October 2016. The standard will take effect on March 20, 2017.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets. Please contact us for information on subscribing.

November 18, 2016
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On November 18, Turkey notified the WTO of a draft specification standard for olive oils and olive pomace oils. This standard includes information on food additives. Comments are due by February 1, 2017.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

October 7, 2016
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On October 7, Turkey notified the WTO of a draft food additive specification standard. Comments are due by December 6, 2016.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets.  Please contact us for information on subscribing.

July 29, 2016
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On July 29, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock notified the WTO of three draft food additive regulations:

  • G/TBT/N/TUR/76: Notifies an earlier comment deadline date of September 1, 2016 for the proposed Turkish Food Codex Regulation on the Common Approval Procedure for Food Additives, Food Enzymes and Food Flavourings, which was previously notified to the WTO on July 14, 2016.
  • G/TBT/N/TUR/77: Notifies an earlier comment deadline date of September 1, 2016 for the proposed Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Food Enzymes, which was previously notified to the WTO on July 14, 2016.
  • G/TBT/N/TUR/78: Notifies the proposed Turkish Food Codex Regulation on the Addition of Vitamins and Minerals and of Certain Other Substances to Foods, which has comment deadline of September 1, 2016.

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July 14, 2016
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On July 14, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock notified the WTO of two draft food additive regulations:

Comments on both proposals are due by September 12, 2016.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 800 additives in more than 65 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

May 2, 2016
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On April 29, Turkey's Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock/General Directorate of Food and Control notified the WTO of proposed amendments to the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Maximum Residue Levels of pesticides.

The amendment is meat to harmonize the Turkish Food Codex with the latest European Commission Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. The final date for comments is May 20, 2016. Proposed MRL changes are extensive and will be added to the Global MRL Database in upcoming weeks.

April 21, 2016
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This week, the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Service published a Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Country Report for Turkey. Information on pesticides and other contaminants is included in Section III. of the report.

April 20, 2016
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This week, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Country Report for Turkey. Information on food additive regulations is included.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets. Please contact us for information on subscribing.

December 3, 2015
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On December 3, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock notified the WTO of a proposed amendment on the regulation of flavorings and food ingredients with flavoring properties.  The draft is available in Turkish.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets.  Please contact us for information on subscribing.

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