ISO 2451:2017 Preview

Cocoa beans -- Specification and quality requirements

ISO 2451:2017 specifies the requirements, classification, sampling, test methods, packaging and marking for cocoa beans.

Recommendations relating to storage and disinfestation are given as a guide in Annexes G and H respectively. Annex I is for informative purposes only and sets out a sampling procedure for preliminary quality analysis which can be adopted by agreement of all interested parties.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2017-11
  • Edition : 3
    Number of pages : 19
  • :
    ISO/TC 34/SC 18
    Cocoa
  • 67.140.30
    Cocoa

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