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Abstract

This standard specifies a validated procedure for the quantification of cocoa butter equivalents (CBE) in cocoa butter (CB) and plain chocolate by high-resolution capillary gas chromatography (HR-GC) of triglycerides and subsequent data evaluation by Partial Least Squares regression analysis. The intended application of the method is the assessment of compliance with the statutory limit of 5% CBE addition, as laid down in the European Chocolate Directive 2000/36/EC. The compulsory use of the cocoa butter Certified Reference Material (IRMM 801) in this standard for calibration purpose and system suitability check ensures high comparability of the results between individual testing laboratories and ensures the commutability of the elaborated procedure.

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Authors: BUCHGRABER M, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Food Safety and Quality Unit, Geel (BE);ANKLAM E, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Food Safety and Quality Unit, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20831 EN (2003), 13pp. Free of charge EUR-OP reference: LA-NA-20831-EN-C
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6237-X
Record Number: 200317089 / Last updated on: 2003-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en