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LA Times: FDA to downgrade definition of chocolate

ML8000 Apr 14, 2007 01:45 AM

Interesting. The gist of things: allow vegetable oil to replace cocoa butter


  1. maria lorraine Apr 15, 2007 01:58 PM

    Many current threads on Chowhound are discussing this. The most important point -- to write the FDA a simple note (it's an easy to fill-out form) and express your displeasure. Cocoa butter really adds to the sensory pleasure of chocolate. Chocolate made with vegetable oil will reduce flavor and quality. The link for making a comment: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/getDocketInfo.cfm?EC_DOCUMENT_ID=1477&SORT=DOCKET_NOD&MAXROWS=15&START=1&CID=&AGENCY=FDA

    Please also read:

    FDA Changing Chocolate Rules: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/391747
    Corrupting the Purity of Chocolate: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/391747
    They're Trying to Mess With Our Chocolate: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/391672

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