Turkish Food Codex - Communiqué on Semolina (Draft), 2022; (3 page(s), in Turkish)
This Communiqué covers product definitions, compositions criteria and labelling requirements of Semolina. The current communiqué, Turkish Food Codex- Communiqué on Semolina (2002/21), is still in force in Turkey. In accordance with the national legislation, this draft communiqué will enter into force on the date of publication and replace the current communiqué. The current Turkish Food Codex Semolina Communiqué and the new draft require that only durum wheat (Triticum durum) must be used in semolina production. Triticum aestivum should not be used in semolina production. However, it is quite likely that Triticum aestivum might be found in durum wheat either from fields or harvesting machines. Considering the scientific studies on the subject, the limit of Triticum aestivum that might be found in semolina was determined as 3% in the Communiqué draft. A transitional period is foreseen for the compliance with the new provisions.