• PMCA Announces 2022 Marie Kelso Memorial Award Recipient - June 17, 2022

    Pam Gesford, The Hershey Company, has been name the twenty-fifth recipient of the Marie Kelso Memorial Award.

  • PMCA Announces Election of New Officers & Directors - June 8, 2022

    During PMCA’s Annual Meeting of Members, held Tuesday, April 12, 2022, members ratified the slate of officers and directors for the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022.

  • PMCA/Penn State Graduate Fellowship Award Completes Research - February 10, 2022

    PMCA/Penn State Graduate Fellowship Award recipient Terianne Hamada completes research, Effects of Alkalization on the Chemistry of Cocoa.

  • 2021 Marie Kelso Memorial Award Recipient to be Honored at 2022 Conference - February 10, 2022

    Sarah Houle of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company named twenty-fourth recipient of the Marie Kelso Memorial Award.

  • Distinguished Service Award Recipient to be Honored at 2022 Conference - February 7, 2022

    Devoted volunteer Kervin Martin was named the inaugural recipient of the PMCA Distinguished Service Award.

  • PMCA Students Complete The Basics of Chocolate Manufacture & Applications - November 17, 2021

    Tomric Systems, Inc. hosted PMCA’s first virtual chocolate course. Over the span of three days, attendees learned fundamental aspects of chocolate manufacture and applications.

  • PMCA Announces the Election of New Board Members - July 20, 2021

    During the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members, three new directors were ratified as the newest members of the PMCA Board of Directors

  • PMCA Announces Program for Virtual Production Conference - January 27, 2021

    PMCA is excited to announce the 74th Annual Production Conference will be held virtually, beginning April 13, 2021.

  • Optimization of Bitterness in Chocolate Through Roasting: PMCA Grant-in-Aid Recipient Completes Research Project - December 3, 2020

    Grant-in-aid recipient Alan McClure of the University of Missouri-Columbia has completed his research project, Optimization of Bitterness in Chocolate Through Roasting.

  • Learn, Connect, Grow: More Resources for Confectionery Professionals to Thrive - December 1, 2020

    As a leading source for training and education, PMCA continues to serve the confectionery and snack industry with new virtual offerings.

  • PMCA Student Outreach Program Goes Virtual - July 21, 2020

    Students that were accepted into the 2020 Student Outreach Program had the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and learn more about this sweet industry in a virtual setting.

  • 2019 Marie Kelso Memorial Award Recipient to be Honored at 2021 Production Conference - July 21, 2020

    Due to the cancelation of the 2020 conference, the award will be presented to Nina Puch of Knechtel Inc. at the 2021 conference.

  • PMCA Announces Election of New Officers & Second-Term Directors - July 21, 2020

    During PMCA’s Annual Meeting of Members, members ratified the slate of officers and directors for the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.

  • Proceedings from Cannabis in Confections & Snacks Science Symposium Available for Download - April 15, 2020

    The proceedings from the PMCA Cannabis in Confections & Snacks Science Symposium are now available for download.

  • PMCA Will Not Hold Production Conference April 20-22, 2020 - March 16, 2020

    The PMCA Board has made the decision that the welfare of our members requires that the PMCA Annual Production Conference should not go forward in its traditional format.

  • PMCA Research Committee Hosts Science Symposium: Cannabis in Confections & Snacks - December 5, 2019

    Among a packed room, 18 speakers shared their insights on one of the most-talked-about topics facing our industry – the use of cannabis in confectionery and snack products.

  • PMCA Research Fellowship Student Completes Summer Internship with Member Companies - December 3, 2019

    The Pennsylvania State University Food Science Cocoa, Chocolate and Confectionery group named Terianne Hamada as the recipient of the 2019 PMCA/Penn State Graduate Fellowship Award.

  • PMCA Students Complete the Science & Sensory of Chocolate Manufacture Short Course - October 7, 2019

    First-time PMCA course host University of California, Davis welcomed industry professionals to its facility to learn the science and sensory of industrial chocolate manufacture.

  • Lindt & Sprüngli Hosts First PMCA Student Summer Experience - August 13, 2019

    For two days in Stratham, NH students Anna Johnson, University of Wisconsin – Madison and Ghadeer Makki, Cornell University had the opportunity to get a taste of life in a chocolate factory.

  • PMCA Announces the Election of New Board Directors - July 11, 2019

    During the PMCA Annual Meeting of Members held Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Ashley Searing and Joe Sofia were ratified as the newest members of PMCA’s Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2019.