Vitafoods, a nutraceutical trade show that will take place next month in Geneva, will host a cocoa flavanol debate chaired by ConfectioneryNews. Panelists will include Claudio Ferri of the University of L'Aquila, who has published papers on dark chocolate's effects on cardiovascular health and cognitive function; Ieme Blondeel of Barry Callebaut, which recently was granted an EU health claim for blood flow for dark chocolate's cocoa flavanols; and Lauren Bandy, ingredients analyst for Euromonitor, who will talk about high flavanol chocolate's commercial potential.

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