As the professional non-profit organization representing the fine chocolate industry, our mission is to promote quality, innovations, ethical sourcing, and best practices in the fine chocolate industry from tree to bar and bonbon. FCIA will achieve this by: Communicating with consumers, the media and legislators regarding issues in growing, production and consumption of chocolate. Educating chocolate professionals on fine chocolate best practices, ingredients and techniques. Helping to define industry standards for fine flavor cacao growing, bar and confection production and the use of quality ingredients . Building partnerships to strengthen the value chain and preserve fine cacao varieties. Celebrating our valuable and growing segment of the chocolate industry and supporting its dedicated members.
FCIA was founded in 2007 by an international group of chocolate professionals who came together in support of the art of fine chocolate making. Recognizing the tremendous consumer interest and growth in the fine chocolate segment of the chocolate industry, the FCIA provides a collective voice of quality and innovation that promotes fine chocolate making practices from blossom to bonbon and bar. A non-profit organization, the FCIA supports the development and innovation of the fine chocolate industry and best practices through: Identifying industry standards for cacao growing, bar and confection production, and the use of quality ingredients; Communicating with consumers, the media, and legislators regarding issues in growing, production and consumption of fine chocolate; Educating chocolate professionals on fine chocolate best practices, ingredients and techniques.
The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is the only organization focused 100% on supporting fine chocolate professionals. We promote the artistry and craftsmanship of the chocolate professional focused on producing superior products made from premium chocolate and natural ingredients. We believe in using best practices in cacao processing and chocolate production; and transparent labeling and marketing practices.
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