Food Safety Practices Guidance for Moulded Chocolate Manufacturers

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As per Section B.04.001 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), chocolate product means a product derived from one or more cocoa products and includes chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.

The scope of this guidance document includes moulded chocolate products containing a significant amount of standardized chocolate with or without minor amounts of additional ingredients such as nuts, peanuts and raisins. Examples of products included in the scope of this document include solid moulded chocolate bars and chocolate bars with nuts and raisins. Products outside the scope of this document include compound chocolate and chocolate coated products or chocolate cookies.

Packaging includes consumer and institutional packages in varying formats and materials (e.g., foil, plastic, paper and cardboard).

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