Short History of NFRL
The project for the establishment of National Food Referance Laboratory (NFRL) was combined and presented with “The Reconstruction and Consodilation of Food Safety and Control System in Turkey” project and came into effect in year 2005 Turkey National Program with TR 05 03 04 code number.
The tender process was completed with the contruction tender on 27 November 2006, inspection tender on 31 October 2006, procrument tender on 10 August 2007 and at last technical support tender on 15 October 2007. The construction of the building, which officially started on May 29, 2007, was completed on 24 November 2009.
The establishment of the Ministry of Agriculture and Welfare (Food, Agriculture and Livestock) of UGRL in the province of Ankara as a direct provincial organization was decided by council of ministers on 25 February 2008 and published in the Official Gazette dated 1 March 2008 / numbered 26803 according to Article 17 of the Law No. 3046 on 27 September 1984. The Regulation on the Establishment and Duties of the National Food Reference Laboratory Directorate is published in the Official Gazette dated 14 January 2009 / numbered 27110. Our laboratory has been put into service by making the official opening on 11 November 2010.