From the cocoa bean to the processed chocolate product.

We provide reliable advice on all aspects of marketability and analytics from cocoa beans to cocoa semi-finished products and processed chocolate products.

Cocoa and Chocolate, more than a sweet seduction

Germany is one of the largest chocolate consumer markets in Europe. The country is a leader in the production of semi-finished cocoa products and, due to its central location, a trading hub for cocoa. In order to meet the resulting wide variety of requirements, producers, processors of cocoa as well as chocolate manufacturers and marketers have to set up control systems and quality management systems. These start with the quality of the raw materials, they cover the guarantee of origin and traceability of the supply chain, the assurance of nutritional quality and food safety of semi-finished and finished products, and the proper presentation of the product in packaging and advertising. In addition, there is an increasing consumer focus on issues such as the sustainability of chocolate products and fair trade.

A multitude of regulations and legal requirements affect all stages of the value creation and processing of cocoa. With our expert service and extensive analytical portfolio for cocoa and chocolate, we go the extra mile for you and navigate you safely through the jungle of requirements.

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  • Contamination analysis & mineral oil analysis
  • Nutrient labelling
  • Allergen management
  • Pesticide Analysis
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