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#1 TomLovesStarch

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:03 AM

Hello,

 

I was just updating our allergen procedure, to comply with BRC which says we must consider allergens identified in the legislation in the country of sale. I've looked up the allergens defined in the legislation for the countries we sell to, but I can't find anything for Turkey...

 

 

 

Is anyone is familiar with the legislation for Turkey (the country, not food!)

 

Country of sale

Legislation / Reference

Allergens

EU Member States

Annex ll to Regulation EU 1169/2011, as amended.*

 

 

Celery and celeriac, Cereals containing gluten (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybrid strains), Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Milk, Molluscs, Mustard, Nuts  (i.e. almond, hazelnut, cashew, pecan nut, Brazil nut, pistachio nut, Macadamia (Queensland) nut and walnut), Peanuts, Sesame seeds, Soybeans, Sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of >10mg/Kg or litre expressed as SO2

Canada 

 

Amendments to the Food Allergen Labelling Regulations  Part II (CGII)
  • almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios or walnuts;
  • peanuts;
  • sesame seeds;
  • wheat or triticale;
  • eggs;
  • milk;
  • soybeans;
  • crustaceans
  • shellfish;
  • fish; or
  • mustard seeds.

Australia & New Zealand:

 Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 1.2.3 - Mandatory Warning and Advisory Statements and Declarations

- F2011C00610

Added Sulphites in concentrations of 10 mg/kg or more

Cereals containing gluten and their products, namely, wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt and their hybridised strains other than where these substances are present in beer and spirits standardised in Standards 2.7.2 and 2.7.5 respectively

Crustacea and their products

Egg and egg products

Fish and fish products, except for isinglass derived from swim bladders and used as a clarifying agent in beer and wine

Milk and milk products

Peanuts and peanut products

Sesame seeds and sesame seed products

Soybeans and soybean products

Tree nuts and tree nut products other than coconut from the fruit of the palm Cocos nucifera

USA

Food Allergen Labeling and consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA).

Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean, Shellfish, Tree nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, and Soybeans

Turkey

   

*This legislation also lists products that are not considered as allergens, such as fully refined soyabean oil, refined maltodextrin, tocopherols from a soya source. These are not considered allergens when handled on site.

 

 

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Tom


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:24 AM

Hopefully this link is the right one. Google translate isn't working so great for me at the moment, but if any allergen legislation exists it should be someplace within this site. Good Luck..

 

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock - http://www.tarim.gov.tr/


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:33 PM

  
I can't find actual legislation to reference, but I found this in Turkish HACCP Training PowerPoint from the website I previously posted.
 
In Turkish
 
  1- Gluten İçeren Tahıllar ve Ürünleri
2-Kabuklular , Yumuşakçalar ve Ürünleri
3- Yumurta ve Yumurta Ürünleri
4-Balık ve Balık Ürünleri
5- Yerfıstığı ve Yerfıstığı Ürünleri
6-Soya Fasulyesi,  Acı Bakla ve Ürünleri
7-Süt ve Süt Ürünleri(Laktoz dahil)
8-Sert Kabuklu Meyveler (Badem, Fındık, Ceviz  vb.)
9-Kereviz , Hardal ve Ürünleri
10-Susam Tohumu ve Ürünleri
11-Kükürt Dioksit ve Sülfitler 
 
  

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1. Grain and Gluten Containing Products
2- crustaceans, molluscs and Products
3. Eggs and Egg Products
4- Fish and Fish Products
5. Peanuts and peanut products
6- Soybeans, Lupine and Products
7- Milk and milk products ( including lactose )
8- Nuts ( almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and so on. )
9- Celery, Mustard and Products
10 - Sesame Seeds and Products
11. Sulphur dioxide and sulphites


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 04:19 PM

Hi TLS,

 

List in previous post looks to be following the EC – allergen list as of document 2007/68/EC although not mentioning the exclusions.

I think (didn’t 100% check) that the same allergen list appears in the most (?) recent EU FIC document 1169/2011.

 

Above EC 2007 document is a combination/updating of earlier EC allergen docs, notably 2003/89/EC, 2005/26/EC. (the latter pair are referenced as sources for the (2006) (Turkish language) allergen list (annex-8) given in attached MoniQA 2011 allergen document, pages 47-53)

 

Whether 1169/2011 has also been absorbed into Turkish Regs, no idea. A recent BRC guidance to this FIC is attached.

 

Attached File  allg1 - MoniQA 2011 EU Food Allergen Regs.pdf   1.6MB   38 downloads

Attached File  allg2 - 2007-68-EC (EN).pdf   45.51KB   22 downloads

Attached File  allg3 - EU 1169-2011.pdf   1.12MB   35 downloads

Attached File  allg4 - BRC Guidance (2013) for (EU FIC) 1129-2011.pdf   2.81MB   44 downloads

 

PS - sorry for typo - allg4/1129 shd read 1169


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