Requirements for chocolate products in TR 021/2011

On July 25, 2023, amendments to the technical regulation “On Food Safety” (TR CU 021/2011) came into force in terms of requirements for chocolate, chocolate products and cocoa products.

In accordance with the adopted mandatory requirements, chocolate put into circulation on the territory of the EAEU must contain 35% or more of the total dry cocoa residue, including 18% or more of cocoa butter.

For the production of chocolate, it is not allowed to use animal fats (with the exception of milk fat), flavors that mimic the taste and aroma of chocolate.

According to the established transitional period, the production of chocolate products according to the previously existing requirements is possible within 2 years from the start of the changes to the food technical regulations.