Natural Vanilla Bean Statement
We herewith confirm that the vanilla beans we use in our products are sourced from cultivated vanilla beans under the category of non-CITES species.
CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Engineered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.
*This communication is intended to provide advice to Santa Barbara Chocolate customers upon their request. Our interpretation of the law does not represent a formal legal opinion, as we have not sought concurrence with the competent authorities. Customers are encouraged to consult with their own legal counsel.