Symrise welcomes the conclusion of the proceedings between German Customer Protection Group Stiftung Warentest and Ritter Sport and again confirms the naturalness of its product:
- From the very beginning, Symrise confirmed that the piperonal is a natural flavoring substance according to the European Regulation on Flavorings. Symrise has also fully disclosed its manufacturing process of natural piperonal to the relevant food supervisory authority. The authority has not objected to the declaration after thorough examination.
- An external biochemical expert's opinion by an independent expert, which had been provided as part of the proceedings, also confirms this result.
- The flavoring substance piperonal is natural according to the European Regulation on Flavorings. Both its source and its manufacturing process are natural according to the European Regulation on Flavorings.