There is a preserved food factory in Bartin and their preserved anchovy is on top of the list of products demanded by the USA.
The factory, which is in Bartin in Black Sea region of Turkey, is called Turkili Konserve (Turkili Preserved Food) and was established in 1952. It produces 30 million preserved food in a year. It puts its products not only in domestic market but also in foreign market by exporting products to the USA, European countries, Austria, china, Middle East and African countries.
The factory produces various preserved vegetable dishes (pea, okra, green beans, stuffed pepper, stuffed grapevine leaves), meat dishes (sauteed meat, roasted meat, chicken with tomato paste, kebab with vegetable, liver stew), legumes (dried beans stew, romano beans with olive oil, boiled chickpeas), preserved fish (anchovies and bonito fish), marmalade, compote and jam in various sizes of glass and tin containers.
Serhat Corek, the factory owner, informed that they supply vegetables, fruits, legumes, meat and fish from various regions of Turkey and preserve them with modern technology. He stated that they have become a trustworthy trademark not only in domestic and foreign markets but also for body of troops. He added: “We produce in accordance with The USA regulations for imported food products. We have been exporting all kinds of products to the USA and we exported 500 parcels of preserved anchovy to there for the first time last year. Our preserved anchovy is loved there and then an American company contacted with us and demanded as many cans of anchovies as we can export. We absolutely have a large number of customers in domestic market too, so we have to work hard to meet their demand.”