Your ISBT Connection | July 1, 2020
Featured News from ISBT
Message from the President

New ISBT Operating Model is Implemented!

During our Virtual Annual Business Meeting on June 4, we shared the high level changes ISBT is making to its structure. We also emphasized the expected benefits of those changes. I am very happy to report that our board has done excellent work in adapting to the new structure and new ways of working together. Thank you to Kevin Doyle and Michon Mitchell for leading the strategy development and implementation activities! Our vice presidents are in the process of transitioning responsibilities for specific activities and developing meaningful indicators that will help us manage our performance. The energy and commitment that they have demonstrated gives me tremendous confidence in ISBT’s future. The most impressive aspect so far has been the high number of ideas generated to reduce cost, increase review, and most importantly, provide additional value to our membership.
We are very focused on delivering high quality virtual meetings for BevTech Canada, BevTech Europe, and BevTech Latin America this fall, and we will be doing some technical webinars during the next several months as well. More information will follow in future issues of the ISBT Connection. We have also just completed the printing of our first Beverage Industry Resource Guide, and the feedback on the quality and value of this new member benefit has been excellent! If you have any questions or comments about the Resource Guide, please reach out to Tim Hudson with DataKey
Though our members face many unique challenges at this time, ISBT is poised to weather this storm. I believe that our new operating model is going to help the Society deliver more value to its members at a time when that couldn’t be more important.

Sal Calandra
President, ISBT
Curious About the Hot Topics in 1955?

Need another resource for technical information and trends? Then take a look at the newly updated BevTech Proceedings archive. ISBT has now compiled BevTech Proceedings going back to 1955. There is an updated  Subject Index  and  Author Index . Each year’s Proceedings is searchable. Have some fun and relive a bit of history !
Check Out the Updated Beverage Dispenser Cleaning Guidelines in English and Spanish!

One of the most valuable contributions of ISBT to its members and the beverage industry are peer-reviewed guidelines. The guidelines promote best practices and standardization so that the entire industry – and ultimately the consumers – will benefit from higher efficiency and better product quality and safety. One example of such a publication is the Beverage Dispenser Cleaning Guidelines published by the Retail Equipment & Fountain Technology Technical Committee.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recently reviewed the guidelines and updated the Spanish language version so that it can benefit Spanish-speaking populations around the world.  Both the English and Spanish versions can be accessed on the ISBT website on the ISBT Manuals & Guidelines page .

There is also a Sanitation for Fountain Beverages course that is part of the Beverage Institute by ISBT®. This course addresses the protocols and procedures that ensure the safe and high-quality delivery of fountain-dispensed ice and beverages consumed by millions of consumers globally. It allows for a better understanding of sanitizing solution options, beverage dispenser cleaning, ice container cleaning, flushing syrup lines, and proper materials handling. This course is normally $99 for non-members and $79 for ISBT members, but it’s available now for a special price of only $60 through July 3! Click the button below for more information.
Beverage Institute by ISBT ® 
Last Chance to Take Advantafe of Beverage Institute's Special Pricing! Offer Ends July 3, 2020

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and major discounts!

Pandemic Discount Offer

Sign up by July 3 to receive a 40% discount on Beverage Institute courses – your last chance to take advantage of this extraordinary price reduction!

Click here t o view course options.

Use coupon code “ specialdays ” to receive the discount pricing.

BONUS OFFER: Sign Up Now for the FREE Course Designed for the Fountain Beverage Dispensing Industry!

This course is a must for anyone who supplies services to or operates fountain equipment! Offer ends July 3 .

2.              Click on the “BUY $99.00” button.
3.              Complete the form to enroll, then click on the “SIGN UP” button.
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Sweeteners Course Now Available

Learn About the Uses and Technology of
HFCS, Sucrose, Stevia, and High-Potency Sweeteners

Sign Up Now and Receive Special 33% Discount Pricing!
(Regular $360 value, now $240)

Why Sign Up?
Sweeteners are one of the most important ingredients in beverages, but they can also be the most controversial beverage ingredient.
In this course you will learn the technology and uses of HFCS, sucrose, stevia, and high-potency sweeteners.
Who Should Take This Course?
Any beverage professionals wanting to increase their technical knowledge and help advance their careers.
If you work with sweeteners or purchase sweeteners, this course is for you!
The course will allow you to upskill and create your “no-regrets” tool kit, so you’re prepared for any of the ways your role might evolve.
How to Sign Up?
Click the button below
Upcoming Events
BevTech Europe Virtual Webinar to Take Place September 10, 2020

The 2020 ISBT European regional meeting will take place on Thursday the 10th of September from 14:00 to 18:00 Central European Time . Unlike previous years, we will meet and socialize on a virtual platform. 
Online registration will open soon so watch this space. All participants must be registered in order to receive a personal invitation. The BevTech® Europe planning committee would like to invite all current and potential members to share their industry insights and offer to make an online presentation during this fantastic event.
This year’s virtual conference will span a total of 4 hours, including:
·   Five presentations: each presentation will be 20 minutes (live or pre-recorded) + 10 minutes of questions/discussions live with the presenter.
·   One live panel discussion by some of the most influential specialists in the industry. This 50-minute discussion will highlight the knowledge gained from managing COVID-19 impacts at different stages of the supply chain. 
·   Two virtual “coffee breaks” with about 20-minutes allocated for each break.
For the live panel discussion, speakers are free to talk about their experiences in managing their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic but other subjects are also welcome, such as:

• Sanitation of Fountain Systems in a Retail Environment
• Global Quality Standardization vs. Regional Approach Implementation
• Smart Use of Manufacturing and Quality Data
• Quality and Safety Management
• The need to launch new products/applications/packaging quickly versus proper testing
Join us for BevTech Europe 2020. Same exciting people – just a different room!

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please get in touch with our co-chair, Marie Pohler .
BevTech Canada 2020 - Call for Papers

Due to current social conditions, this year's BevTech Canada event will be held virtually on Thursday, September 17, 2020 .
BevTech Canada is a great place to learn about the latest beverage industry technology!
Whether you are looking for an opportunity to speak on a specific topic or want to hear about and discuss the latest industry innovations, we invite you to join us at BevTech, Canada 2020.
This year’s theme is “Beverage Headlines: Beverage Industry in the News”.  
We are preparing for an interesting and informative meeting, and we look forward to breaking new ground as a virtual event in 2020.
We would love to have YOU join us as a speaker or guest!
Interested presenters, please send your abstract to our technical contacts, Stephan Frehner and David Watson, before July 15, 2020 .
Stephan Frehner
David Watson
905 515 2878
Thank you for your interest in participating with the Institute of Beverage Technologists in Canada.
Best regards,

The BevTech Canada Team
BevTech Latin America ® - Virtual Webinar October 8, 2020 + Call for Papers

ISBT will host its 2020 Latin American Regional Conference in a virtual webinar format with 10 innovative technical presentations!
Join us in this alternative “venue" that will allow beverage professionals from all countries in Latin America and other regions in the world to participate in our conference, learn more about the ISBT Technical Committees, and understand what the Latin American beverage industry is looking for.
We invite all current and potential members of ISBT to participate as a speaker with a presentation in Spanish, spotlighting the latest technology and innovations in the beverage industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to present at the BevTech Latin America 2020 conference!
We are looking for speakers and papers related to the following topics and trends affecting the Beverage Industry:
·   How COVID-19 has changed food and beverage processes
·   The economic impact of COVID-19 in the beverage industry
·   Sustainability and trends in the packaging and beverage processes
·   New challenges of sanitation, microbial control, and water treatment
·   Non-invasive quality control solutions for processes, ingredients, and packaging
·   New challenges for fountain technology in beverages after COVID-19
·   Understanding sugar and sweeteners for healthy products
·   Learning more about the gases used in the beverage industry
Speakers and attendees will be able to offer comments and ask questions during the 50-minute live sessions. Everyone will also have the opportunity to “virtually” network with other industry professionals at the end of every presentation.
If you are interested in presenting at BevTech Latin America® 2020, send your application and a brief summary of the topic to our Technical Program Lead   Alicia Certucha before July 17, 2020.
Accepted presenters will be notified by July 30, 2020, and all final presentations should be submitted by September 14, 2020.
Registration: Online registration will open soon, so stay tuned for notifications. 
Featured Board Member Profile
Andy Reim

Andy has been a member of ISBT since 1997 and has held numerous technical committee positions over that time. He has given presentations for the Water and Sanitation committees, as well as the General Assembly in 2019.
After graduating from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, Andy’s professional career began at Osmonics as an applications engineer and a sales engineer. He also spent 5 years working for Coca-Cola Consolidated as a project engineer before moving to Ecolab. Andy has been with Ecolab since 2004 and has held the positions of Area Filtration Manager, Corporate Account Manager, and, most recently, Senior Area Technical Support Coordinator. These roles add up to 25 years’ experience supporting the beverage industry with expertise in water treatment, bottled, water, soft drinks, cleaning, sanitation, and conveyor lube.
Andy has also held board of directors positions with local youth sports organizations. Andy is married with two children. He enjoys coaching youth baseball, traveling with the family, and spending time at the beach.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 3 new members since May 15. Please join us in welcoming them to the association. (To view the list of new members, click the button below.) For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.
Industry News
*If you have news (i.e., new hires, personnel promotions, facility changes, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email . The deadline for submission for the July 15 issue of the ISBT Connection is July 13 .
The Forbes Corporate Responders - New Ranking of Nation's Top Employers' Responses to Pandemic, featuring PepsiCo at number 23.

Coca-Cola Pauses Advertisements on Social Media for 'At Least' 30 Days - The news comes in after a flurry of companies, in an attempt to protest racism on social media, especially Facebook, have decided to stop of pause advertisements. Coca-Cola is only the latest company to join in.

Here's How Coca-Cola Consolidated Ended up on the Frontlines Fighting COVID-19 - Coca-Cola Consolidated, headquartered in Charlotte, is helping manufacture a crucial part of the test kits — saving local governments money and helping people stay healthy.

PepsiCo CEO: ‘Black Lives Matter, To Our Company and to Me.’ - What the food and beverage giant will do next.
Sponsored Resource Guide News
* The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from Beverage Industry Supplier Members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT.
Analysis of Soft Drinks Containing Sugar and Stevia - More and more beverages are sweetened with a combination of sugar and Stevia for reasons of healthy calorie reduction. Whether the soft drink contains sugar or sugar plus Stevia, Anton Paar instruments easily cope!
Case Study: Semi-Bulk Sweeteners - Semi-Bulk Systems has a customer who struggled with inefficiencies when handling and mixing their sweetener ingredients.
Precise Inline Mixing Takes High Speed Beverage Manufacturing to the Next Level - The Carlsberg Fredericia plant in Denmark is changing their production process, with over 50 different types of beer. The EU-funded Hydractflex project was born as a cooperation between Carlsberg, ProLeiT, ACM and HYDRACT.
Admix DynaShear Inline Mixers Awarded EHEDG Certification - Admix, Inc. announced that its DynaShear inline mixers have been certified by the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) for meeting strict guidelines for hygienic design and cleanability.
If you have sponsored content (i.e., new products, case studies, white papers, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email or upload to the Beverage Industry Resource Guide by July 13.