The Certain Foods Ingredients, Claims and Novel Food Commission

“The Certain Foods Ingredients, Claims and Novel Food Commission” is being established by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. This development may suggest that there is likely to be increased regulation of novel foods, however, no concrete statements of intention have, as yet, been made neither by the Commission nor the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry so it is unclear exactly what the impact of the Novel Food Commission will be. while considering establishing Commission for novel foods,  it is important for Turkey to take action and re-evaluate the need for GMO regulation that is in line with the related EU GM organisms regulations to assure imports are not being hindered and to confirm Turkey is adhering to international treaties.

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