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Chocolate (QCS)

Our Quality in Chocolate Scheme (QCS) is intended for chemists and microbiologists working in the chocolate and cocoa powder manufacturing industries.
Chocolate products are one of the specific food commodities whose composition is controlled at European level. Directive 2000/36/EC, ‘relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption’, sets common rules and definitions with regard to the composition, manufacture, packaging and labelling of chocolate and cocoa products.
Consumption of contaminated chocolate is rare, yet there have been sporadic global outbreaks which have led to product recalls. The consequences can include damaged reputations, possible legal actions resulting in huge financial damage, and more. A comprehensive quality assurance programme which includes regular participation in a suitable proficiency testing scheme may help to safeguard against such negative outcomes.

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ISO/IEC 17043
ISO 9001

Scheme Information

Round

Despatch Date

Reporting Deadline

CT273

07 January 2019

01 February 2019

CT277

20 May 2019

14 June 2019

CT281

16 September 2019

11 October 2019


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