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Legislative Decree No. 178 implementing Directive 2000/36/EC relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption

Country/Territory
Italy
Document type
Legislation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana No. 165, 18 July 2003
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Coffee/cocoa/tea Food additives Packaging/labelling Internal trade Offences/penalties Beverages
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Legislative Decree came into force on 3 August 2003.
Abstract

In compliance with the provisions laid down at Community level in Directive 2000/36/EC, this Legislative Decree makes rules applicable to the sales names, definitions, characteristics and labelling of cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption. Annex I regards with detail the sales names, definitions and characteristics of the products. Annex II specifies the vegetable fats other than cocoa butter that may be added to certain chocolate products. Article 5 deals with labelling. Article 7 lays down penalties.

Full text
Italian
Website
www.comune.jesi.an.it

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