In the light of today's information, we know that food is not a direct source of contamination for Covid-19. Nonetheless, it is stated that food surfaces or packaging can carry the virus. For this reason, we must comply with the necessary hygiene rules instead of keeping away from and worried about food and packaging. The food sector also must take measures to protect itself from the pandemic. In order to maintain the movement of food along the food chain, all stakeholders on the food must contribute to the chain. The aim here is to eliminate consumer concerns and to protect food safety and public health.
The COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest disasters of our century, has become a huge world problem in the context of the economy, agriculture, tourism and security, rather than just a health problem. Food security has been one of the areas threatened by the pandemic from the first moment. Thus, we have learned once again how important it is to sustain the chain of food safety from farm to fork sadder but wiser. In order for this chain to run properly, consumers have a great responsibility on top of producers.
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- Pasta industry comes out of 2020 with pride
While many sectors closed the year 2020 with great losses due to the pandemic, the pasta sector passed a successful test in this process. Our industry, which meets the needs of our people in a timely and complete manner despite the pandemic, has also become the pride of our country by increasing its exports.
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- Covid-19 increases interest in non-genetically modified ancient wheat flour
“In the pandemic period, people show more interest in healthy and additive-free products in order to eat healthier and strengthen the immune system. In line with this trend, we see that the interest in the products we produce from ancient seeds and wheat is increasing day by day. Especially our consumers who bake sourdough bread at home prefer our products. I can say that almost every segment of consumers shows interest in our products.”
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- Flour industry succeeds despite Covid-19 danger
The flour and bakery products industry passed a major test in 2020 while the world commodity trade contracted by 7 percent due to the pandemic. The market shelves were empty especially at the beginning of the pandemic due to the increasing demand for flour, pasta and pulses, which are among staple food, and the global panic atmosphere. However, thanks to the strong dynamics of the industry at home and abroad, the shelves were managed to be filled within a short time, and nobody was left without products due to the pandemic.
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- $1.2-trillion snacks industry grows rapidly during COVID-19
Mondelēz International, atıştırmalık tüketiminin kaydettiği büyümeyi açıklayan bir atıştırmalık raporu yayınladı. Rapora göre, COVID-19 salgınıyla birlikte gelen karantina süreçlerinde atıştırmalıklar birer rahatlama, bağ kurma ve topluluk oluşturma olanağı olarak değerlendiriliyor. Toplam değeri 1,2 trilyon doları bulan atıştırmalık sektöründeki payını artırmayı hedefliyor.
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