Legislation and Guidelines

These articles are intended to explain and clarify certain elements of current legislation affecting the production of chocolates. Please note that they do not form a comprehensive summary of all the relevant legislation.


The Keylink Guide to Food Colouring

Food colours, which are considered additives, can be any dye, pigment or other substance that can impart the colour into food, but that cannot be consumed as a food product in their own right.
Posted: 05 Nov 2019
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Regulations Governing the Production and Packaging of Chocolate Products

These articles are intended to explain and clarify certain elements of current legislation affecting the production of chocolates. Please note that they do not form a comprehensive summary of all the relevant legislation.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014
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Selling Fairtrade Products

Fairtrade is a rapidly growing international movement for change that guarantees a better deal for disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013
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Important EC Regulation on Food Additives

With effect from 20th July 2010, the use of the following food colours (sometimes referred to as the ‘Southampton List’ or AZO colours) in any food product, including chocolates, will require the insertion of a mandatory warning on your label.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013
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