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Chocolate inspections by US enrage Swiss chocolatiers

11 Oct

Buy Bulk Swiss Chocolate Online at Moo-Lolly-Bar AustraliaSwiss Chocolate Makers are enrage by inspections from US custom officials on their much cherished confectionery for bioterrorism or radioactive threats. In what has been received as an extremely unpopular move factories in Switzerland have no choice but allow these checks to take place otherwise will they be banned from selling their products in the USA.

­At least 21 Swiss chocolate factories and around 18 dairies have had to allow inspections of their work, German business journal Handelszeitung reports.

‘The fact that a foreign authority is involved in our Swiss businesses is unseemly’ says Daniel Bloch, of Chocolates Camille Bloch.

Despite the opposition to the move most chocolate manufactories remain keen to sell their chocolate in the profitable US market.

Yet according to the manufacturers the planned examinations went well beyond health issues or such things as sales, ownership, employees and the sizes of company buildings.

‘We ask ourselves, what is the real reason for the FDA inspections’ said Jacques Gygax, director of the Swiss dairy association Fromarte.

The answer is the new America’s Food Safety Modernization Act, which was signed by President Obama in April 2011, which instructs for the checking of all foods coming from abroad, in the country where the products are produced prior to export. Before the Act, examinations were most typically carried out at the US border.

The act was introduced on the back of advice from The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which suspects imported food could be contaminated chemically or even in a radioactive way.

 

Article posted by Spencer Samaroo, Managing Director, Moo-Lolly-Bar. A true chocoholic, Spencer is also chief editor of Sweet Talk.

 

Source: RT

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