For those who prefer to pair time with their romantic partner with a sweet treat, chocolate is a popular (and delicious!) way to say "I love you." ISO 11053:2009, Vegetable fats and oils - Determination of cocoa butter equivalents in milk chocolate, specifies a procedure for detecting and quantifying cocoa butter equivalents (CBEs) and milk fast in milk chocolate through triacylglycerol profiling. The standard was developed by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 34, Food products, Subcommittee (SC) 11, Animal and vegetable fats and oils. ANSI member the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) serves as the ANSI-accredited administrator of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO TC 34 and SC 11.
This year, whether you'll be celebrating Valentine's Day with a night on the town or with a shared chocolate heart, voluntary consensus standards will be there to lend a helping hand.