The world is changing and so are our eating habits. More and more people are interested in the ingredients of products they eat and prefer to select organic and bio goods. Therefore, organic food production has greatly increased in the past years. Bulgaria is the European leader with 293% growth of the organic production increase in the last 5 years. Brenntag Bulgaria in response to the changing trends and development of the new products range, has succeeded in gaining organic certification for its organic cocoa products products. The audit, performed by Austrian Bio Garantie on March 10, 2017, verified that the company meets the necessary requirements, such as visible indication of the storage place for organic products, possibility of cross-contamination, provision of the suppliers’ certificates needed to perform the activities connected handling with organic food.
Brenntag Bulgaria started its activities with two products – organic cocoa and organic cocoa liquor. With a market of more than 2 000 tons of cocoa powder in Bulgaria, the share of the organic raw material tends to increase significantly. Therefore, the company intends to expand its activities with other organic products from Europe such as organic milk, organic cocoa butter, organic extracts, organic flour as well as organic desiccated coconut and organic coconut oil from Sri Lanka.
This is a great opportunity for our company to take over a new market share as a supplier of raw materials for the food industry and to strengthen the position as a trusted partner for our customers. Organic raw materials are successfully used in the manufacture of chocolate and chocolate products, wafers, biscuits and protein bars. For Brenntag in Bulgaria this step is a milestone and declaration of our engagement and responsibility for health and safety of every individual.