Tatlıses sets ground rules of çiğ köfte production
File photo shows Turkish singer eating çig köfte at the opening of his restaurant. AA PhotoProducers of çiğ köfte, a spicy bulgur dish in Turkish cuisine, will from now on have to adhere to new criteria set by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and Tatlıses Çiğköfte, an enterprise set up by Turkish singer İbrahim Tatlıses.
Çiğ köfte production by those who neglect hygiene rules and add incorrect ingredients has prompted Tatlıses Çiğköfte and the state’s standardization institution to set the “Çiğ köfte Criteria.”
Çiğ köfte is a very popular dish in Turkey and is produced by many registered and unregistered enterprises.
Tatlıses’s company claims that a number of unregistered companies have used incorrect ingredients to create the meat taste or to add artificial color, which has lead them to take steps to counter this tendency.