PITTSBURGH – Barchemy, a manufacturer of custom-formulated chocolate and confectionery ingredients for the nutritional bar, bakery, confectionery and ice cream industries, has launched a dedicated chocolate production line without allergens in its manufacturing plant in Donora, Pennsylvania.
The new line was added as part of a 40,000 square foot expansion of the facility and creates a significant increase in capacity. Barchemy said he would start taking orders for larger production runs on January 2, 2022.
The 40,000 square foot expansion is located adjacent to the existing Barchemy manufacturing plant and company offices.
“We’re proud to focus on the best-for-you space, which focuses on products with no added sugar and / or no sugar and consists of high protein and high fiber chocolate, chocolate coatings and toppings.” , said Larry. Toscano, President and CEO of Barchemy. “With the launch of our new production line, our team is providing a capability for allergen-free options that don’t sacrifice taste while utilizing the benefits of dark chocolate and without artificial sweeteners.”
Barchemy said the new production line is free from gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, sesame, mustard, coconut, fish and shellfish. The line is also Kosher and Parve.
“With this additional capacity, Barchemy is able to bring in the BFY grade components that were missing and requested by our customers as dietary habits of their customers’ trend towards healthy alternatives,” said Mr. Toscano.