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Citation Formats
H. Alpas and A. A. KOÇ, “FOOD QUALITY SYSTEMS IN TURKEY: PERSPECTIVES IN TERMS OF FOOD DEFENCE,” 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: