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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Cocoa powder is 100% - 114% biodegradable after 14 days in a reliable OECD 301b study. The substance is very readily biodegradable. Cocoa powder is therefore unlikely to persist in the aquatic or terrestrial environments.

The chemical safety assessment indicates that it is not necessary to obtain further information on biodegradation via simulation tests in water, sediment or soil.