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Cocoa

    Cocoa industry

    Reducing your risk

    Control Union is recognized by the Federation of Cocoa Commerce (FCC) and as such we use our expertise to support you in reducing your risks by verifying the quantity and quality of the product.

    We are an approved inspection and certification body for programs including UTZ, BRC and organic schemes. We offer auditing services for your organization’s supply chain, from farmers to producers, warehouse providers, traders, exporters, importers, manufacturers, processors and retailers. Our team of experts provides cocoa supply chain audits as well as cocoa quality controls in order to ensure a consistent quality throughout. Additionally, we assist with the set-up, implementation and running of customized programs, bespoke to the needs of our customers.

    Are you eager to assure the quality of your cacao and chocolate products and seek continued optimization? TLR is ready to assist you with a wide range of specific analyses. Cacao and chocolate are subject to all sorts of requirements that are laid down in European regulations; the requirements under Dutch law are defined in the Commodities Act Degree on Cacao and Chocolate. There are regulations for microbiological, chemical and labeling requirements.

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    Inspection
    Collateral management

    Collateral management

    As expert custodians, we can take overall control of your goods throughout their storage period. This provides a safe, effective and efficient way to store goods around the world, as well as facilitating additional credit risk management.
    Inspection
    Crop monitoring

    Crop monitoring

    Crop monitoring in agriculture gives you insights and helps you in the management of various pests, weeds, or illnesses in crops.
    Inspection
    Draft survey

    Draft survey

    With a draft survey we measure displacement of water to determine the weight of cargo.
    Inspection
    Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG)

    Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG)

    Shippers, traders and receivers of bulk commodities can manage risksby employing our Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG) services.
    Inspection
    Hold and hatch inspection

    Hold and hatch inspection

    Hold inspection ensures the vessel’s hold is ready to receive cargo without contamination and complete hatch inspections to prevent a cargo defect.
    Inspection
    Laboratory services

    Laboratory services

    We offer flexible, market-driven lab services for foodstuffs, animal feed, compound feed & (bio) fuels.
    Inspection
    Pest control

    Pest control

    The confidence to offer Pest Control services, a critical issue in every step of the supply chain, is based on our extensive knowledge about quality assurance, project risk management and hazard control. We offer pestmanagement worldwide.
    Inspection
    Load compartment inspections

    Load compartment inspections

    Our Load Compartment Inspections (LCI), or hold cleanliness inspections, are performed by experienced and qualified surveyors who are familiar with the relevant rules and regulations (GMP+).
    Inspection
    Representation port loading and discharge

    Representation port loading and discharge

    In our Port Loading & Discharge services, we use our inspection and supervision expertise to support you in meeting contractual obligations or regulations.
    Inspection
    Sampling and sealing

    Sampling and sealing

    Through correct sampling inspection in quality control, we can ascertain that the quality of your product meets the contractual specifications.
    Inspection
    Stock monitoring and measurement (SMA)

    Stock monitoring and measurement (SMA)

    Good stock control is when you have full knowledge of every product type, amount, value and quality in your warehouse. Our stock monitoring and measurement services allow us to observe and report on global stock management.
    Inspection
    Stock monitoring and measurement

    Stock monitoring and measurement

    Monitoring your stocks is important throughout the supply chain. We can provide continuous monitoring or periodic spot inspection where we keep an eye on the movement and condition of your commodities.
    Inspection
    Temperature monitoring (TEMO)

    Temperature monitoring (TEMO)

    We have an established track record, gained over 12 years of conducting automated temperature monitoring services for international clients, across a wide range of commodities (including biomass, feed and food).
    Inspection
    Warehouse inspections

    Warehouse inspections

    Our expert team will check the overall condition of your warehouse and conduct an inspection to ensure the warehouse is ready to receive your valuable cargo.
    Inspection
    Weight and quality determination

    Weight and quality determination

    While some weight loss is unavoidable during the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes, we aim to minimise possible discrepancies in cargo weight between loading and unloading.
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    Our team of experts provides cocoa supply chain audits as well as cocoa quality controls in order to ensure a consistent quality throughout

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