Chocolate Lovers Unite!
Dear chocolate lover:
I recently learned of an FDA proposal that is calling for a change to the standard of identity for chocolate. What does this mean? In a nutshell, the proposed change would allow 100% of the cocoa butter in chocolate to be replaced by vegetable fat substitutes (yes, that includes trans fats) as well as the ability to use milk substitutes in place of nutritonally-superior milk. And yet, large manufacturers could still label this inferior product chocolate. Why should you care? These changes will have adverse effects on the eating, physical and nutritional quality of your chocolate. The FDA needs to hear from consumers. You can preserve the quality of chocolate by visiting the following page and sending a comment to the FDA against the proposed changes. The deadline for comments is April 25th.
Pastry Chef + Chocolate Artisan
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