Corporate Communications and Member Relations Commission

While improving nutritional habits and healthy living is a fundamental problem for all societies, it is affected by many different socioeconomic and environmental factors. Food and beverage industry has many different tools that can be used to deal with this problem. TGDF aims to inform and raise awareness of consumers about sufficient and balanced nutrition, packed foods and product label details.

The target of TGDF is to increase the production of high quality foods with reduced oil, sugar and salt etc. to develop new foods that encourage healthy living. Also, it continues to work with the Ministry of Health to encourage physical activity. It maintains its cooperation with the relevant authorities and organizations regarding nutrition and nutrition-related diseases (obesity, diabetics, cardiovascular diseases…).

Clear and easy-to-understand labeling applications enable consumers to make smarter choices by providing them with information about the foods that they need. TGDF makes a call for pragmatic assessment approach to demonstrate whether or not producers meet labeling requirements or add new value to consumers. It continues its efforts to remove the negative perception about packed products with scientific data by fighting information pollution with arguments based on scientific data and research results. In addition, it encourages all relevant parties to take necessary measures and develop advertising and marketing activities in a way that will enable consumers to make right choices according to international practices.