About the Company
Terka is a spice producer company in Turkey. In March 2013, they founded TERKA BAHARAT SIFALI BITKILER ITH. IHR. SAN. VE TIC. LTD. in Mersin, Turkey. The firm has extensive expertise and experience in the processing of spices, herbs, and oilseeds. MERTOC- Mersin Food Wholesalers Complex, where the company’s headquarters, warehouses, and factories are located, is just 1 kilometre from the Mersin Port and 3 kilometres from the city centre. Eventually, Mersin Port is one of Turkey’s and the East Mediterranean Region’s biggest seaports. MIP is in charge of it (a joint venture of AKFEN and PSA -Port of Singapore Authority).
Origins of Herbs and Spices
The firm specializes in the import, production, and sale of spices, herbs, and sesame seeds in Turkey. For example, black pepper is coming from Vietnam. Desiccated coconut is coming from Sri Lanka. Sesame seeds are coming from Nigeria, Ethiopia, and India; cloves are coming from Madagascar, citric acid is coming from China. Moreover, black cumin (nigella) seeds are coming from India and Ethiopia, dry whole ginger is coming from China. Split ginger is coming from Nigeria, turmeric fingers are coming from India, galangal roots are sourced from China, and so on.
They own and run facilities that use high-tech machinery to grind spices, granulate citric acid, and hull, roast, and crush sesame seeds. Products are kept in temperature-controlled warehouses with a total area of 6300 square meters. Thus, their in-house laboratories test every product made and supported in their warehouses to ensure that it meets human consumption and customer standards.
Firstly, physical, chemical, microbiological, pesticide and ochratoxin studies are among the tests they may do at their laboratories. Accordingly, their quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001:2008, and their food safety system is certified to ISO 22000. Hence, they offer items to over 1100 clients in 81 locations around Turkey. Finally, spice wholesalers, spice stores, and spice packers to local and national grocery chains, bakery and patisserie wholesalers, the meat and confectionery sector among their customers. For further, Government and official agencies are among their customers.