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Caramel, Fudge & Toffee Short Course


November 11 - 14, 2014

York, PA


68th Annual Conference Highlights

Some of the unique highlights from this year's Conference was the PMCA Hosted Display which featured a Live Cow Milking Demonstration and tasting as well as our Student Outreach Program visiting an actual dairy farm. 

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Caramel, Fudge & Toffee

November 11-14, 2014    *    York, PA

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Beginning candy makers, large confectionery manufacturers, confectionery industry suppliers - this is the organization that brings you together and promotes technological advancement, research, training and peer networking and problem solving.


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April 13-15, 2015

Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

Recent News and Upcoming Events

Science Symposium Sub-Cmte. Meeting
August 28, 2014 
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Conference Call

PMCA Tuesday Conference Program Development
August 28, 2014 
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Conference Call

PMCA Research Cmte. Meeting
August 29, 2014
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Conference Call

PMCA Innovation Course Meeting
August 29, 2914
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Conference Call

 Research and Scholarships

The Research Committee oversees one of PMCA's core areas. From the scholarship programs, specialized fellowships and research grants to technical research symposiums, the committee promotes basic and applied scientific research in the science of chocolate and confectionery. Scholarship opportunities involve undergraduate scholarships from the American Association of Candy Technologies (AACT) as well as the PMCA graduate fellowship offered at Pennsylvania State University.
 Erin Fleming Named Recipient of the
2013 PMCA/Penn State Ralph Lee Fellowship Grant

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