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Chocolate (ICS code(s): 67.190)

The Ministerial Decree No. 395/2022 (2 pages, in Arabic) mandating the Egyptian Standard ES 465-3/2022 for "Cocoa and its products - part 3: Chocolate"; (16 page(s), in Arabic)

The Ministerial Decree No. 395 /2022 gives the producers and importers a six-month transitional period to abide by the Egyptian standard ES 465-3 which applies to chocolate and chocolate products intended for human consumption and listed in section 2. Chocolate and chocolate products shall be prepared from cocoa and cocoa materials with sugars and may contain sweeteners, milk products, flavouring substances and other food ingredients. Worth mentioning is that this standard is technically identical to CODEX STAN 87 - 1981 standard for chocolate and chocolate products, adopted in 1981, Revision in 2003, Amendment in 2016.

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