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The CoCal toolboxes are standardised databases with information about the composition of cocoa butters, cocoa butter equivalents and more than 4000 mixtures thereof (CoCal 1), while CoCal 2 has a information about the composition of a wide range of milk fat samples and more than 900 mixtures with other chocolate fats. Both toolboxes were established in order to facilitate the assessment of compliance of chocolate products with the labelling provisions defined by the Chocolate Directive (2000/36/EC). This directive allows the addition of up to 5% of vegetable fats other than cocoa butter. If such fats are included in a product, consumers must be informed with appropriate labelling.