THE BRITISH government has gained diplomatic support for the idea of creating a global 'code of hygienic practice for cocoa and chocolate production and processing'. It pushed the idea at a recent meeting of the committee on food hygiene of world food standards body Codex Alimentarius. Minutes said there was "widespread interest expressed" by a committee working group on future initiatives and that worldwide consultation on the idea will now go ahead. Committee experts will be seeking information on:
*Whether the ...

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