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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) has requested comments on a Draft Standard on Polyethylene Bags For Food Packaging Applications, GSO 1193/2020, that will replace GSO 1194/2002, “Methods of Testing Polyethylene Bags for Food Packaging Applications.”

Turkey’s regulations on plastic food-contact substances and materials were recently updated to align with the European Union’s Plastics Regulation, (EU) No. 10/2011. The new regulations were published in the Official Gazette, Issue 30989, on December 25, 2019, by Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. 

Turkey published two new regulations on food-contact materials on April 5, 2018, in the Official Gazette.  The first regulation is a general framework regulation applicable to all food-contact materials, and the second regulation specifically addresses active and intelligent food-contact materials.  Both regulations aim to more closely align the country’s food-contact requirements with those in place in the European Union (EU).