From Cow to Candy

Jamie Johansen

A unique exhibition will be featured at PMCA’s 68th Annual Production Conference. Transforming raw milk to finished candy is a complex and amazing process! Visitors to PMCA’s dairy exhibit will have the opportunity to learn about the wide range of dairy ingredients available for use in confectionery products. From farm production through ingredient processing, the exhibit will provide a unique insight into the dairy product industry.

Demonstrations in a simulated milking parlor will be a highlight of the display. Tasting samples will provide visitors with the opportunity to experience the taste and texture profiles that different milk products bring to confectionery.

Ice cream samples will be available to visitors, compliments of Blue Bell Creameries, and to top it off Barry Callebaut, Concord Foods and The Hershey Company will provide an array of toppings.

PMCA’s 68th Annual Production Conference will be held in Lancaster, PA at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center from Monday April 14th through Wednesday April 16th, 2014. The dairy exhibition will be featured on Monday in Freedom Hall from 12:30-5:00pm. The exhibition will be developed and hosted by PMCA’s Program Committee in cooperation with the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP).

PMCA is a non-profit international trade association in the confectionery industry whose goals are to provide open forums for the free exchange of technical information through its Annual Production Conference, to promote and direct basic and applied scientific research in the science of chocolate and confectionery through its Research Program at leading universities and to educate and train technical and manufacturing personnel worldwide through its Short Course Program. The organization was originally founded in 1907 as the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioners’ Association.

Agribusiness, Ice Cream, Milk