Your ISBT Connection | March 1, 2024

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BCN Labs is a full-service microbiological and mycological laboratory located in Rockford, TN that has been providing unparalleled service to the food and beverage processing industry since 1988. BCN Labs offers an extensive selection of microbiological and mycological tests, training courses, and auditing programs. BCN Labs is Internationally recognized as one of the leaders in food and beverage spoilage prevention and investigation including heat-resistant molds (HRM), preservative-resistant yeast and molds, and Alicyclobacillus guaiacol positive (ACB/TAB). BCN Labs is ISO 17025 accredited and is a WBENC certified women-owned company.

Thank you to BCN Research Laboratories for being an Annual Sponsor of ISBT. If your company would like to learn more about ISBT Annual Sponsorships, click here.

For event and media sponsorships, contact Zach Raynsford for more information.

Featured News

Register for BevTech 2024 Today!

Join us in sunny Orlando, Florida, May 6-8, 2024


We invite you to join us for BevTech 2024, May 6-8, 2024, at the Rosen Centre, in Orlando, Florida.


Don't miss out – complete your registration and book your hotel NOW! The final day to reserve rooms for the Room Block is April 5th, however, we expect the hotel block to fill early and there are many other conferences and expos going on in the area, so hotels are limited.


Don't miss the opportunity to attend BevTech 2024, the beverage industry's premier technical forum.

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Exciting Changes to the BevTech Golf Outing

Are You Attending Pack Expo East?

March 18-20, 2024, Philadelphia, PA

If you are attending Pack Expo East, make sure to visit the ISBT Booth in the Exhibit Hall, Booth 940! And while you're there be sure to attend the Innovation Stage Session - Best Practices and Impacts of rPET Material in PET Packaging on Tuesday, March 19th from 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lee Malvitz, Technical Manager for ISBT & Plastipak will discuss the ISBT's new white paper focusing on the best practices and impacts for the implementation of rPET content.

Register for Free Today Using the Link Below and using the Comp Code: ISBTCC

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Volunteer in the ISBT Booth

Once you've registered using the comp code, sign up to help volunteer in the ISBT Booth during PackExpo East. Sign up for individual two hour timeslots using the link below. We thank you for your help!

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ISBT Recognizes BevTech 2024 Sponsors

Discover the perfect partnership: With the Beverage Industry’s top technical talent all at BevTech® 2024, it is your turn to shine. With various sponsorships starting at $4000, you can position your company at the forefront of BevTech® 2024. Check out our sponsorship list for a quick overview, and dive deeper into the exclusive benefits and pricing details in our BevTech® 2024 Annual Meeting Sponsorship Package.

Don’t miss your chance to boost your brand – reach out to Roy Robinson at today to seize the opportunity that aligns perfectly with your company’s goals. Elevate your brand and be a part of the BevTech® 2024 buzz.

Thank you to Ingredion for Sponsoring the Monday Supplier Expo Bar

Thank you to Salof for Sponsoring the Wednesday Sumposium Reception

Thank you to Diversey for Sponsoring the Golf Event

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Extend Your Stay at BevTech 2024 By Attending One of Our Symposiums!

C02 Symposium - May 8-9th, 2024

Join us for a cutting-edge conference at the end of BevTech 2024 tailored for beverage industry professionals navigating the dynamic landscape of food-grade carbon dioxide supply and the rapidly evolving supply chain.

This event brings together key stakeholders, thought leaders, and experts to explore innovative strategies, industry trends, and solutions to address the challenges in ensuring a reliable and sustainable supply of food-grade carbon dioxide for the beverage sector.

See The Current Agenda

Water - Your Primary Ingredient Symposium - May 8-9th, 2024

Water is at the heart of beverage production and is used in beverage plants for heating, cooling, refrigeration, sanitization, belt lubrication and as the primary Ingredient in the beverage being produced.

Each use of water demands critical treatment standards which are further confounded by regulatory, food safety and sustainability guardrails that vary region to region globally.

This Symposium is designed to address all such concerns and help the bottler navigate critical challenges and walk away with a clear strategy to develop their individual water management needs.

See The Current Agenda

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Application Deadline for the ISBT Scholarship is the end of March

It is the objective of the ISBT scholarship program to provide financial support to academically qualified students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in the beverage industry by coursework or an internship with beverage companies or suppliers to the beverage industry. The ISBT Scholarship Committee works closely with selected universities and will award these scholarships based on the recommendations of the appropriate department Chairs of the schools selected.

Learn More About the ISBT Scholarship Program

Thank You to This Month's New Annual Sponsor, packlims!

The Annual Sponsor program will allow our supplier members to contribute to the ISBT’s efforts and raise their profile to our members of the global beverage industry. The program will highlight these companies for an entire year as well as at our annual event, BevTech International.


To learn more, click here.

Member News
The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from beverage industry supplier members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes only and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT. 

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 Steve Guglielmo by March 27.

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ISBT Member Videos

Corvaglia Closures USA Inc.

Veolia Water Technologies and Solutions

Beverage Institute by ISBT® Director Tom Reimer

Fuel Cell Energy

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Featured Catalogs
Data Key Communications is proud to introduce its Supplier Catalog Library, a great resource for those in the beverage industry who want to see digital catalogs from ISBT suppliers collected in one spot!

If you're a supplier who would like to have your product catalog hosted online in the Catalog Library with a shareable and embeddable link, receive statistics about readership and clicks throughout the year, and be featured in the ISBT Connection, please contact Zach Raynsford for more information.

BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions: Water and Process Treatment Solutions

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Beverage Institute by ISBT®

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed” - Mark Twain


Be informed, take the Value Bundle and be fully informed on the technology of beverages.


For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit

Welcome, New Members!

ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 26 new members since February 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the Society! To view the complete list of new members, click the button below. For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.

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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 Steve Guglielmo. The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is March 27.

Coca-Cola is Launching its First New Flavor in Years - The Atlanta beverage giant introduced Coca-Cola Spiced, the first new permanent offering to its North American portfolio in three years.

Coke Vs. Pepsi Movie In The Works - Sony Pictures paid $1.5 million to acquire the idea for a movie.

Ice Spice Breaks Her Ex’s Heart in Super Bowl Commercial for Starry Soda - Ice Spice has teamed up with PepsiCo’s lemon lime soda Starry in her new Super Bowl commercial.

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