EU Directive 2000/36/EC of June 23, 2000, authorizes the addition of a maximum of 5% vegetable fat other than cocoa butter to chocolate. This EU Directive entered into force in August 2003.
With regard to this directive Barry Callebaut adopted the following policy:
- We forgo the addition of vegetable fat other than cocoa butter to all products for artisanal users that we manufacture under our own brands - such as Callebaut, Cacao Barry or Carma.
- The customer-specific recipes made for our industrial customers are formulated in such a way that the products satisfy their needs as well as the tastes of their consumers. Upon request we will add vegetable fat other than cocoa butter to these customer specific recipes.