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Survey of the Residue Situation in Turkish Organic Products

Speiser, Bernhard; Ertem, Sena; Rüegg, Elisabeth and Huber, Beate (2013) Survey of the Residue Situation in Turkish Organic Products. ARGE FiBL Türkei.

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Since December 2011, ETO and FiBL are jointly implementing the German-Turkish Bilateral Cooperation Project Organic Agriculture. The aim of this project is to ensure and improve the quality of Turkish organic food produced for the European market. The focus of the Project is on the avoidance of unwanted residues such as pesticide contamination. The production chains for dried apricots, sultanas and hazelnuts were investigated in greater depth, and measures were developed for quality improvement.
There is very little guidance from the EU Commission on how to handle residues on organic products. This has caused uncertainty about whether such residues can be tolerated at all, and if so, up to which level. In an attempt to arrive at a uniform interpretation, the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) has produced a comprehensive document named the ‘EOCC residue guideline’. The Project has supported the translation of this guideline into Turkish, and a one-day seminar for CBs was conducted. The guideline is now applied by a couple of CBs in Turkey.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Türkei, organic food, Lebensmittel, Food quality, EOCC, Standards, Internationale Koopoeration
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Markets and trade
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: Turkey > Other Organizations
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
Germany > FiBL Germany - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture > Quality assurance
Related Links:http://www.fibl-project-turkey.net/
Deposited By: Speiser, Dr Bernhard
ID Code:25032
Deposited On:21 Jan 2014 19:52
Last Modified:22 Jan 2014 09:41
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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