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Single Topic Presentations

Livestreaming 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST

May 11, 2021
Regulatory Update for the Confectionery Industry 2021
Debra Miller, NCA

June 8, 2021
Why a Food Safety Culture?
Liliana Casal-Wardle, PhD, The Acheson Group

July 13, 2021
Sugar & Caloric Reduction – Challenges & Opportunities
James “Jake” Walsh, Tate & Lyle and Sanjiv Avashia, Tate & Lyle

August 10, 2021
Nuts, Almonds, Chocolate – Functionality, Shelf Life & Liking
Sarah Woodling Houle, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

September 14, 2021
Agents of Change: Women in Cacao-Growing Communities
Françoise Touré, FarmStrong Foundation, Côte d’Ivoire

October 12, 2021
Sanitary Design
Matthew Archey, Borton-Lawson

Livestreamed Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Beyond the Basics: Centers for Chocolates – Almost Everything You Need to Know

Truffles, Centers & Applications
Rudi Hauser, Hauser Chocolates

Fat-Based Confectionery Fillings
Jeffrey Fine, AAK

Fondant-Based & Grained Confections
Randy Hofberger, R&D Candy Consultants

Q&A Panel
Presenters and Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli (moderator)

Demo Leads: Brian Donaghy, Tomric Systems, Inc. and Zachary Freed, AAK

Beyond the Basics Program Contributors

Tomric Systems, Inc.

Demo Facility Host

AAK
Barry Callebaut
Birrn Chocolates of Vermont
Calico Cottage
Hauser Chocolatier
Ryba's Fudge Shop

R&D Candy Consultants