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Council Directive 73/241/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1973
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 228, 16 August 1973, pp. 23-35.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Coffee/cocoa/tea Treated food Standards Processing/handling Transport/storage Packaging/labelling Internal trade International trade Beverages
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Directive came into force on 31 August 1973.
Abstract

The present Directive makes provision in matter of processing and placing on the market of cocoa and chocolate products. For the purposes of this Directive, cocoa and chocolate products shall mean the products intended for human consumption defined in Annex I, which also establishes the maximum allowable content of certain substances (such as sucrose) in chocolate products and the permitted treatments (such as centrifuging and filtration). Member States shall take all necessary measures to ensure that such products may be offered for sale only if they conform to the definitions and rules hereby laid down. Article 3 concerns sales names. In accordance with article 4, cocoa beans which are not sound, wholesome and in good market conditions, shells, germs or any other residual products from the solvent-extraction of cocoa butter may not be used in the manufacture of chocolate products. Article 6 determines the individual weights in which the types of chocolate referred therein may be sold. Article 7 establishes the information that shall compulsorily appear in the packages, containers or labels. This Directive shall also apply to products imported from third countries and intended for consumption within the Community.

Full text
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Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Presidential Order No. 527 relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption in compliance with Council Directive No. 73/241/EEC as amended.

Legislation | Greece | 1983

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Treated food, Standards, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance on cocao and chocolate products.

Legislation | Austria | 1994

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Packaging/labelling, Inspection, Standards, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté royal relatif au cacao et au chocolat.

Legislation | Belgium | 1975

Keyword: Coffee/cocoa/tea, Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Council Directive 75/155/EEC amending, for the third time, Council Directive No. 73/241/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 1975

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Treated food, Standards, Processing/handling, Internal trade, International trade, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 80/608/EEC amending for the seventh time Directive 73/241/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 1980

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Food additives, Internal trade, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Directive 2000/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX