Cocoa Products and Chocolate

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Codex Committee on Cocoa Products and Chocolate
(Host Government - Switzerland)

This committee has adjourned until further notice as it has completed its program of work. It was responsible for elaborating world-wide standards for cocoa products and chocolate including the Draft Standard for Chocolate and Chocolate Products which was adopted at Step 8 at the 26th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in July 2003.

Existing Codex Standards

Standards relating to cocoa products and chocolate* that have been endorsed and adopted into the international food code include standards on:

  • Cocoa Butter
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa powders (cocoas) and dry mixtures of cocoa and sugars
  • Cocoa (Cacao) Mass (Cocoa/Chocolate Liquor) and Cocoa Cake
  • Composite and Filled Chocolate
  • Cocoa Butter Confectionery

* This is an indicative list only. For a full list of standards approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, please consult its Official List of Standards.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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