ITALY/SPAIN

BY ALAN OSBORN
ITALY and Spain are in breach of European Union competition regulations by refusing to allow the term "chocolate" to be used for products which contain other vegetable fats as well as cocoa butter, a judge at the European Court of Justice has said in a preliminary ruling. The name ban affects chocolate manufactured in Britain and other countries which has up to five per cent of non-cocoa butter fats. Advocate general Siegbert Alber rejected the claim that the products could be sold as "chocolate substitute" since this gave the impression it ...


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