Food safety and Public Health situation in Turkey ENVI Delegation (2-4 November 2011)

14-10-2011

Part 1 reviews the Turkish food and drink industry, the organisations and controls involved in food safety, food safety concerns, the risk management and risk communication of animal diseases and finally the status of the preparation of Turkey against the acquis in the area of food safety. Part 2 shows that the Health status in Turkey has improved over the last decade, and for many health indicators Turkey has come closer to average EU levels. Since 2003, the Turkish government has implemented a major reform programme to improve healthcare. These reforms appear to have played a role in the improvements in health status. Despite the reforms, the health care system faces ongoing challenges including: a lack of qualified healthcare staff and facilities, and regional disparities in access to and uptake of health services.

Part 1 reviews the Turkish food and drink industry, the organisations and controls involved in food safety, food safety concerns, the risk management and risk communication of animal diseases and finally the status of the preparation of Turkey against the acquis in the area of food safety. Part 2 shows that the Health status in Turkey has improved over the last decade, and for many health indicators Turkey has come closer to average EU levels. Since 2003, the Turkish government has implemented a major reform programme to improve healthcare. These reforms appear to have played a role in the improvements in health status. Despite the reforms, the health care system faces ongoing challenges including: a lack of qualified healthcare staff and facilities, and regional disparities in access to and uptake of health services.

Autore esterno

Part 1 - Food safety situation in Turkey : Mrs S. Keenan, Mr J. Hammond and Dr D. Leeks, Campden BRI Part 2 - Public Health situation in Turkey : Ms Iva Misigova, on behalf of Milieu Ltd