Hatice Uslu graduated from the Hacettepe University Food Engineering Department in 2004 and began working as a Hygiene Supervisor in the Antalya Airport Restaurants. She has been employed in the public sector since 2005, under the Food Establishments and Codex Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Her responsibilities include the preparation and EU harmonization of national legislation on "food contact materials and articles" and "fats and oils." Uslu attended a three-month training on food contact materials and articles at the Michigan State University School of Packaging with a Ministry scholarship, where she completed a comparative study of the EU and US legislation on food contact materials and articles. She also participated in EU twinning projects and took part in national and international training events as trainer. Uslu has further degrees in Media and Communication and International Relations from the Anadolu University Faculty of Open Learning. Uslu speaks English and is an amateur photographer.
Presentation Title: Turkish Food Codex Legislation and Active and Intelligent Materials and Articles in Contact with Food
Food contact material and article is defined in the Law On Veterinary Services, Plant Health, Food And Feed numbered 5996 as; “any material and article that come into or produced with the intent to come into contact with foods”. Turkish Food Codex Regulation which is published in accordance with this Law, establishing general rules for ensuring food safety includes general rules for all kinds of food contact materials and articles and specific rules for product groups (plastics, metal, etc.) One of these specific legislation is “Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on Active and Intelligent Materials and Articles in Contact with Food” that is prepared in compliance with the European Union legislation numbered 450/2009/EC. This Communiqué covers the definitions, basic characteristics, conditions of use of active and intelligent materials and articles. In addition, the rules for applying for a new substance and the risk assessment procedure are included in the Communiqué.