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European Communities (Marketing of Cocoa and Chocolate Products) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 236 of 2003).

Country/Territory
Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Packaging/labelling Coffee/cocoa/tea Inspection Beverages
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

The purpose of these Regulations is to give legal effect to Directive 2000/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, which prescribes, and harmonises within the European Union, standards for the composition and labelling of cocoa and chocolate products. They apply to the cocoa and chocolate products referred to in Annex I of the Directive. A person shall not place cocoa and chocolate products on the market unless the product complies with the provisions of the European Communities Regulations (Labelling, Presentation and Advertising of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2002, subject to the conditions laid down in Article 3 of the Directive. A person shall not add vegetable fats other than cocoa butter to the products listed in Annex I. The Minister may appoint such and so many persons he or she thinks fit to be an authorised officer for the purposes of these Regulations. Powers of such authorised officers are defined.

Full text
English
Website
www.ucc.ie

References - Legislation

Implements

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