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Melanie Boudar's Blog – September 2011 Archive (1)

Cacao Nibs and Pathogen Risk

I have had customers asking me for cacao nibs and roasted  and raw cacao beans but have been reluctant to stock these items due to salmonella or other pathogen risk. After seeing cacao beans being fermented and dried in numerous countries I question the safety of these products. Dirt, bugs, drying on asphalt roads etc..I question from all but the most sophisticated winnowing operations to remove the husk. Am I overreacting to the risk ? Does the roasting process kill these pathogens? Is anyone… Continue

Added by Melanie Boudar on September 4, 2011 at 12:07am — 6 Comments

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