First Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Adylbek Kasymaliev chaired a regular meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission, at which important decisions were adopted. The Council approved amendments to the EAEU technical regulations On Food Safety, the press office of the Government of Kyrgyzstan reports.
As reported, the uniform quality standards for chocolate, chocolate products and cocoa products are established for the EAEU Member States.
According to the new technical regulations, chocolate is classified into bitter chocolate, dark chocolate, ordinary chocolate, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, extra milk chocolate, white chocolate, filled chocolate and chocolate powder; chocolate products are confectionery products that contain 25% or more of the components of chocolate extracted from total mass. The cocoa products include cocoa mass, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and cocoa cake.
According to the new quality standards, chocolate sold in the EAEU Member States must contain on a dry matter basis, not less than 35% or more total cocoa solids, of which at least 18% must be cocoa butter.