Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 1998
16-18 November 1998: COMMITTEE - Cocoa Products and Chocolate (17th Session)
Summary Meeting Report
CODEX COMMITTEE ON COCOA PRODUCTS AND CHOCOLATE (SEVENTEENTH SESSION)
The Seventeenth Session of the Codex Committee on Cocoa Products and Chocolate reached the following conclusions:
Bern, Switzerland, 16 – 18 November 1998
Matters For Consideration By The Commission
- advanced the Proposed Draft Revised Standards for (a) Cocoa Butters; (b) Cocoa (Cacao) Mass (Cocoa/Chocolate Liquor) and Cocoa Cake, for Use in the Manufacture of Cocoa and Chocolate Products; (c) Cocoa Powders (Cocoas) and Dry Cocoa-Sugar Mixture to Step 5 of the Codex Procedure for the provisional adoption.
Matters Of Interest To The Commission
- returned the Proposed Draft Standard for Chocolate and Chocolate Products to Step 3 as several issues required further consideration, especially as it could not reach consensus on whether or not to allow the use of vegetable fats other than cocoa butters in manufacturing chocolate products.
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