Dr Silke Elwers, Senior Agroforestry and Cocoa Expert of ForestFinest Consulting, was featured in an article about cadmium contamination of cocoa beans produced in Peru. The level of cadmium was found higher than a new EU regulation allows which will enter force in 2019.
Contamination in cocoa beans on-site and throughout the value chain, and therefore the question how to avoid it, is a serious issue in the cocoa and chocolate industry. Contamination can cause significant problems for chocolate production, influences edibility of the product, determines quality and trade value.
The story was published in confectionerynews.com. For further reading click here: http://www.confectionerynews.com/R-D/High-cadmium-levels-in-cocoa-from-Peru-may-impact-chocolate-quality?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=04-Jul-2017&c=9cA45qplTrwRos3PaXm64%2Bvi83bs4Bnu&p2
ForestFinest Consulting has been in the cocoa business for many years, and therefore can offer experience in the cultivation of cocoa, the implementation, management and post-harvest procedures of cocoa plantations.