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SETBÝR - Union of Dairy, Beef, Food Industrialists and Producers of Turkey

SETBIR is a non profit organization centered in Ankara which aims to develop dairy, meat, food industry and to support food processing industry to reach Europion Union standarts. SETBIR also aims to raise the livestock sector and livestock industry to reach the level of global agrýcultural and livestock sector. By connecting the sector with goverment SETBIR works as a bridge for exchange of information. The most important work topics of SETBIR are; raw material, food safety and informal production.

SETBIR’s Mission

  • To follow the EU policy and regulations about meat and dairy sector and work to adapt these for Turkish meat and dairy sectors,
  • To make known Turkish meat and dairy sector in overseas,
  • To tell the new EU regulations to Turkish meat and dairy producers to adapt,
  • To collect information about meat and dairy sectors around the world and Turkey,

SETBIR is an association established in 1976 to develop the dairy and meat sector and related industry.

Who are the members of SETBIR?
The members of SETBIR are dairy and meat enterprises which works in national and international level. 
SETBIR has two types of members, legal person or real person. The enterprises can have one or more members in SETBIR. SETBIR has one president, four vice presidents, 8 board members and a secretary general. SETBIR also has an economic enterprise. SETBIR has now 120 members for 65 enterprises. 
General Meeting
The highest resolution committee which represents all members and observers.

The general meeting assembles bi yearly for elections and once in a year for work plans, strategy policies and finance.

Management Board
Management Board is the executive organ of the Union which is made up of 13 members in management level. The board is the main organ of SETBIR. Every two months it makes meetings and determines SETBIR’s aims, priorities and strategical orientations and give recommendations. In order to prepare long term vision, develops ideas and offers. It prepares proposals to be approved in the General Assembly.

Office of Secretary General
Office of Secretary General is the driving force of the Union. It folows all the regulations, points out the current issues about meat and dairy, follows all the changes in EU and World Regulations and shares all these knowledges with members. It joins to the meetings on behalf of SETBIR members and presents SETBIR’s opinions. It is also involved in EU Projects by its expert staff.

Science Board and Advisory Board
SETBÝR Science Board consists of the scientists who are specialised in meet and dairy sciences and who come from different universities of Turkey. Science Board and Advisory Board lead to SETBIR, if some information is needed about meat and dairy sciences and perform the vision of SETBÝR.

The Advantages of Being SETBIR Member

  • SETBIR, follows all the changes in EU legislation about meat and dairy and shares them with its members.
  • In the regulation preparations in Turkish Food Codex, SETBIR attends the regulation preparation meetings about meat and dairy and presents SETBIR’s members opinions in order to provide sectoral benefits.
  • It guides in econimical, social, technic and professional aspects to industrialists of milk and milk products and meat and meat products.
  • SETBIR, maintains an ambiance that the ideas are shared and non-competitive. It prevents unfair competition between its members or aganist its members. It protects common interests of its members and maintain cooperation between its members.
  • It maintains demand for the increasing production and supply and tries to increase export opportunities.
  • It supports the development of Turkish livestock farming and the development of qualified, competitive products in world markets.

SETBIR’s major strategies are; to work for telling the work principles of production standarts to save consumer rights to proper authorities. SETBIR is a member of CLITRAVI and UECBV since 2006. SETBIR also is a member of a consortium which includes 10 European countries working for projects about food. SETBIR is also a member of Turkish National Milk Council, Turkish National Red Meat Council and Federation of Food and Drink Industry Associations of Turkey.

Melek Us /

Mustafa Kemal Mah. 2125. Sok No:6 A Blok D:8 Eskisehiryolu, Sogutozu, Ankara, Turkey

Telephone number:
(+90) 312 428 47 74

Fax number:
(+90) 312 428 47 46


This project is supported by the European Commission
under the Research for SME associations Theme
of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and
Technological Development

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