A. Necat Kirkil is the Foundation FSSC representative for Turkey and the Middle East. Here he is helping guide FSSC 22000 certified organizations, Certification Bodies, and SMEs, as well as providing valuable information and assistance in food safety culture and risk mitigation. Before joining FSSC, Necat's experience in food safety management included working as a Microbiology and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory Supervisor, Halal Lead Auditor, and a TSE Quality Assurance & Food Safety Auditor. Alongside a Master's Degree in Food Safety – Quality Assurance, he has extensive experience with many certifications, including FSSC 22000, ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 17025, and HACCP. As an integral part of FSSC, Necat supports SME organizations to earn well-deserved recognition for their food safety management using the FSSC Development Program. He also strives to assist ISO 22000-certified organizations in the region to take a step further by implementing the FSSC 22000 Scheme.