In accordance with PRONATEC, that is primarily as a result of the corporate’s new plant is only natural, so any mixing with typical merchandise may be fully dominated out.
One other contributing issue has been the strict cocoa bean evaluation procedures developed by the compoany. These permit the corporate to detect even uncooked supplies with minimal traces of residues with utmost reliability and exclude them from the manufacturing course of. Within the cocoa processing trade, natural and traditional merchandise are often processed on the identical manufacturing line, which may result in mixing and induce excessive follow-up prices.
Throughout this primary 12 months of manufacturing, all merchandise of PRONATEC Swiss Cocoa Manufacturing have been subjected to in depth testing. An analysis carried out in September now confirms the benefits of the solely natural manufacturing plant, it stated.
No pesticide instances have been detected within the merchandise the corporate has processed since manufacturing began, it claimed. That is regardless that the amount of beans processed has elevated by round 80% over the identical interval. “The truth that we’ve not had a single pesticide case validates our choice to go for a purely natural plant,” stated David Yersin, PRONATEC’S CEO and firm proprietor, “There isn’t any mixing with typical merchandise right here. Now folks can see the advantages in black and white.”
Thus far, the Swiss family-owned firm has produced roughly 7,000 tons of natural semi-finished cocoa merchandise. PRONATEC additionally runs its personal subsidiary firm within the Dominican Republic, the place it sources a lot of the cocoa beans it processes, permitting it to optimise the standard of the beans and stop any mixing with typical uncooked supplies.
It stated that from procuring the beans from small-scale farmers by fermentation and export to processing and sale of the completed product, all phases of the method are in its personal fingers.
“Many processors have the issue that their pesticide evaluation of the uncooked supplies doesn’t match the evaluation of the processed merchandise,” stated Samuel Hanimann, Head of High quality Administration. “Problematic uncooked supplies should not reliably detected, resulting in considerably greater follow-on prices if the residues are solely detected on the semi-finished product stage. PRONATEC has developed a course of that produces very correct and consultant outcomes, and that is mirrored in greater product high quality.”
From 2024, PRONATEC’s cocoa merchandise can even be obtainable with the US Regenerative Natural Licensed (ROC) label. ROC makes use of internationally recognised natural labels as a baseline. From there, it provides important necessities for soil well being, animal welfare, and truthful phrases for farmers.