Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Kenya - Malt-based cocoa products

NOTIFICATION

The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6

 

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Notifying Member: KENYA

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):

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Agency responsible:

Kenya Bureau of Standards

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

P.O. Box: 54974-00200,

Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: + (254) 020 605490, 605506/6948258 Fax: + (254) 020 609660/609665

E-mail: info@kebs.org; Website: http://www.kebs.org

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Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], 3.2 [ ], 7.2 [ ], other:

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Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted. (HS code(s): 1801); Cocoa (ICS code(s): 67.140.30)

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Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: KS1792:2023 Malt-based cocoa products — Specification; (10 page(s), in English)

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Description of content: This Kenya Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for malt-based cocoa products. It covers products presented as powdered and granulated meant for human consumption

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Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Consumer information, labelling; Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Quality requirements; Reducing trade barriers and facilitating trade

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Relevant documents:

·_        Codex Standards for cocoa products and chocolate.

·_        Codex Stan 192- Codex Standard for Food Additives – 1995.

·_        Codex Stan 193- Codex Standard for contaminants and toxins in food and feed.

·_        IS 1164: 1986 reaffirmed 2007 (Revision 3 First Reprint July 2009 including amendment 1 and 2).

·_        Indian Standard - Specification for cocoa powder.

·_        MS 871: 2001 -Specification for Malaysian cocoa powder.

·_        Cocoa and Chocolate Technology1974 by B.W.Minifie, Oxford University Press

·_        KS 38, Plantation (mill) white sugar — Specification

·_        KS EAS 35, Fortified Edible salt — Specification.

·_        KS EAS 36, Honey — Specification

·_        KS 345, Glucose syrup — Specification

·_        KS EAS 1031, Cocoa powder and cocoa powder mixture — Specification

·_        KS 660, Guide to the safe use of food additives

·_        KS 1701, Refined white sugar — Specification.

·_        KS 1812-2, Cocoa and cocoa products — Test methods Part 2: Determination of moisture

·_        KS 1812-3, Cocoa and cocoa products — Test methods Part 3: Determination of water-insoluble, water soluble and acid-insoluble ash

·_        KS 1812-4, Cocoa and cocoa products — Test methods Part 4: Determination of pH.

·_        KS 1812-5, Cocoa and cocoa products — Test methods Part 5: Determination of cocoa powder fineness - Water sieving method

·_        KS CODEX STAN 54, Codex standard for powdered dextrose (icing dextrose)

·_        KS EAS 38, Labelling of pre-packaged foods — Specification.

·_        KS EAS 39, Hygiene in the food and drink manufacturing industry — Code of practice

·_        KS ISO 6579, Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs — Horizontal method for the detection of Salmonella spp.

·_        Codex Stan 192, Codex general standard for food additives

·_        KS ISO 4831, Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of coliforms

·_        KS ISO 7251 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of presumptive Escherichia coli

·_        KS ISO 6579-1 Microbiology of the food chain Horizontal method for the detection, enumeration, and serotyping of Salmonella Part 1: Detection of Salmonella spp.

·_        KS ISO 6888-3 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs Horizontal method for the enumeration of coagulase-positive staphylococci (Staphylococcus aureus and other species) Part 3: Detection and MPN technique for low numbers

·_        KS ISO 21527-2 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs Horizontal method for the enumeration of yeasts and moulds Part 2: Colony count technique in products with water activity less than or equal to 0,95

·_        ISO 16050 Determination of aflatoxin B1, and the total content of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 in cereals, nuts, and derived products High-performance liquid chromatographic method

·_        ISO 15141 Cereals and cereal products Determination of ochratoxin A - High performance liquid chromatographic method with immunoaffinity column cleanup and fluorescence detection

·_        ISO 2292 Cocoa beans -Sampling

·_        CAC/GL 50 General guidelines on sampling

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Proposed date of adoption: 30 March 2024

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined

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Final date for comments: 60 days from notification

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Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

Kenya Bureau of Standards

WTO/TBT National Enquiry Point P.O. Box: 54974-00200, Nairobi, Kenya Telephone: + (254) 020 605490, 605506/6948258 Fax: + (254) 020 609660/609665 E-mail: info@kebs.org; Website: http://www.kebs.org