On 26 April, we met under the leadership of Ms Ayşe Ayşin Işıkgece, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The participants of the meeting were Mr. Harun Seçkin, DG for Protection and Control, Ms.Emel Molla, Acting Head of Department for Food Establishments and Codex, Ms.Hanife Ayan Food Engineer, MSC, Mr.Melih Şahinöz, President of Suppliers for Out-of-home Consumption Products Association (ETÜDER), Mr.Samim Saner, President of Turkish Food Safety Association (TFSA), ETÜDER Vice president Ms.Nevra Eker, Project Leaders Ms.Tülay Özel and Ms.Sabahnur Demirci, GGD Executive Board Members Dr. Hülya Günay and Mr.Veysel Şengöz, and ETÜDER Secretary General Mr.Tolga Güllü. At the meeting, we presented our Reliable Suppliers Program and received valuable remarks of the participants on its extension.
Vice Minister Ms. Ayşe Ayşin Işıkgece, stated that she found it very valuable that with this project as a first in the World, consumers will be able to reach transparently the information about the trademark and supplier of the food they are having on their dish at a restaurant using their smart phones. She also added that they are ready to increase support. As a follow up, Ministerial authorities, ETUDER and GGD representatives came together on 30 April for further planning of the next steps and the whole framework.