US-based Barchemy has integrated a dedicated chocolate production line that is free from the top 12 food allergens. This comes as a result of the company’s 40,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing plant based in Donora, PA.
This manufacturing line will be free from gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, corn, coconut, fish, shellfish, sesame and mustard and will feature Kosher/Parve certification. Allergen-free products from this particular chain will be available by January 2, 2022.
The additional capacity will contribute to Barchemy’s existing Better-For-You product portfolio of high-quality and custom-formulated ingredients. Adopted in the confectionary, bakery and ice cream industries, the company offers coatings, inclusions and fillings that meet current market demands. The company is HAACP and SQF Level 2 certified, and FDA-compliant as well.
“We pride ourselves on being focused on the Better-For-You space, which centers on products with no added sugar and/or sugar-free and consists of high protein and fiber-enriched chocolate, chocolate coatings, and fillings. With the launch of our new production line, our team is providing capacity for allergen-free options that don’t sacrifice taste while utilizing the benefits of dark chocolate and no artificial sweeteners,” said Larry Toscano, President, and CEO.
“With this added capacity, Barchemy is in a position to bring the BFY category components that have been lacking and requested by our customers as eating habits of their customers’ trend toward healthy alternatives,” said Toscano.