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All set for culinary trade exhibition

THE biennial Food and Hotel Malaysia (FHM) 2017 international trade exhibition returns for its14th edition, and is set to be the biggest one yet.

Jones (third from left) with some participating exhibitors of the FHM 2017 trade exhibition comprising (from left) Ho, Andy, Ng, Alvin and Global Pacific Victory (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Alex Liew.

Cocoa board targets higher export value this year

BAGAN DATUK: The Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB) expects cocoa export value in 2017 to surpass the RM5.8bil recorded last year.

Malaysia is currently the world’s eighth biggest cocoa processing country. - Reuters pic

Cocoa Board staff left in lurch after retrenchment notice

KOTA KINABALU: Some 281 Malaysian Cocoa Board staff nationwide are left in the lurch after they were retrenched with just a month’s notice.

Halal chocolate takes off as sweet-tooth Muslims want their fix

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslim countries are turning into fast-growing markets for chocolate, and a small nation in Asia is betting more people around the world are going to want candy and goodies that comply with the religion’s strict food laws.

Transmile still making waves

THE Transmile Group Bhd saga is probably still a long way from achieving closure, but a recent court decision shows that the ripples caused by the former stock market darling’s accounting irregularities and its subsequent collapse, are still being felt in corporate Malaysia.

A policeman stands guard outside the Federal Court in Putrajaya. On Wednesday, the Federal Court cleared the way for the continuation of Gan Boon Aun’s trial in the Sessions Court.

Cocoa and coconut corporation to replace M’sian Cocoa Board

BAGAN DATUK: Malaysia Cocoa and Coconut Corp will be established to replace the Malaysian Cocoa Board in an effort to increase the production of coconuts in the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

This November 2015 file photo shows Malaysia Cocoa Board research officer Nurafiza Aman arranging cocoa pods to be displayed at the Farmers, Fishermen and Livestock Breeders Day 2015.

Students in yummy sculpture challenge

BUDDING chocolatiers will have four weeks to put their creativity to the test and create a masterpiece in the Chocolate Museum’s Chocolate Sculpting Competition 2016.

The students being briefed on how commercial chocolate is made in moulds during a tour around the Chocolate Museum in Kota Damansara. — Photos: RICKY LAI/The Star

Choc-full of useful tips from board

SELAYANG: Malaysian Cocoa Board’s chocolate-making course is helping to hone the skills of those keen to learn the art of dishing out tasty chocolates.

Sweet success: Participants learning the ins and outs of making chocolate during the course organised by the Malaysian Cocoa Board.

Malaysia aims to be chocolate king of Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is targeting to become the “King of Chocolate in Asia”, after the local cocoa industry raked in RM5bil in exports last year.

Higher Asia cocoa grind on better processing margins

KUALA LUMPUR: Cocoa grinding in Asia probably edged up in the first quarter as lower futures prices and higher cocoa-butter prices relative to beans improved processing margins.

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