Barchemy, a manufacturer of chocolate, nutritional bar and confectionery ingredients, launches a dedicated chocolate production line free from 12 allergens. The new, dedicated line is the result of a 40,000-sf expansion at the company’s Donora, PA, manufacturing plant.
This specific line will be free of gluten, peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, soy, corn, sesame, mustard, coconut, fish and shellfish. In addition to being free of allergens, the new line will be kosher/parve.
“We pride ourselves on being focused on the better-for-you space, which centres on products with no added sugar and/or sugar-free and consists of high protein and fibre-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 of Barchemy.
The newest addition to the Barchemy facility is open and the production line focused on allergen-free products will be available on January 2, 2022. This latest development features equipment manufactured by Aasted specifically built for this facility.