Your ISBT Connection | March 1, 2020
Featured News From ISBT

ISBT's 67th Annual Meeting - BevTech 2020 - is happening April 20-22, 2020 at the Doubletree Mission Valley Hotel in San Diego, California. Registration is open and can be accessed by clicking here .

BevTech is:
  • Unrivaled in networking opportunities with industry peers 
  • A fantastic forum for scientific and technical papers
  • An opportunity to learn the latest beverage industry technology and trends

If you want to invest in yourself, your career, and your company, BevTech 2020 is THE event of the year. The BevTech 2020 Preliminary Program can be viewed by clicking here . This information is tentative, so check back regularly.


Only 4 More Booths Available for the BevTech 2020 Technology Expo. Reserve Yours Before They're Gone!

Booths for the 2020 Technology Expo are nearly sold out! Due to increased demand, ISBT added 12 additional booths. There are only 4 left, so if your company is interested in having a booth at the Expo , act fast and reserve today .
Understand Beverage Packaging - From the Experts

Need a quick orientation or just need to know more? Then the  ISBT Beverage Packaging Seminar  is for you. This intensive one-day seminar on April 23, being held at the Doubletree Mission Valley in San Diego, is offered by the premier society in Beverage Technology – the ISBT.

This seminar offers:
  • Instructors who are subject matter experts in the various types of packaging
  • Detailed information on the three main package materials: PET, cans, and glass
  • In-depth information on resins, flexible packaging, and closures
  • Information needed to understand process and quality issues related to packaging

If your role includes package development, package filling, or package or filled goods quality control, this seminar is a must to attend. Even product developers, who want to better understand product and package compatibility, will benefit from this course. 

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to bring all your questions and "ask the experts". You can register online using the button below.
Committee Profile

The mission of the Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee is to promote the continual improvement of beverage sanitation and microbiological control processes. The committee provides a forum for the exchange of technical information on new or alternative sanitation processes and microbiological insights within the beverage industry.

This committee is dedicated to furthing innovative sanitation and microbiological control technologies and advances within the beverage industry. The committee meets on an annual basis to compile papers on these topics of interest, provide technical reference information, and hold open forum discussions. It compiles and provides technical reference information pertaining to sanitation and microbiological control. Brett Vastano is the chair of this committee, which will present the latest technology and innovations at BevTech® 2020. Click here to preview the topics and the tentative agenda.
Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee Chair Brett Vastano, PepsiCo
Beverage Institute by ISBT ® 

The Fundamentals of Beverage Technology is a self-paced, interactive session providing a technical overview of the beverage industry. It covers the complete supply chain from research and development to ingredients, processing, packaging, and food safety to finished goods distribution.

Who should enroll?

  • Beverage industry employees from corporate to plant, including suppliers, brand owners and contract fillers.

  • Whether you are a seasoned industry professional or a new employee, these lessons have something for everyone.

Click the Learn More button for pricing. ISBT members should contact The Packaging School to receive discounted member prices on Beverage Institute by ISBT® courses.
Upcoming Events
A Call for Papers

The 2020 edition of the ISBT European regional meeting will be held in Amsterdam Netherlands on September 10, 2020. BevTech Europe is a Great Opportunity to Discuss the Latest Technology and Innovation in the Beverage Industry

If you are looking for an opportunity to present the latest technology and innovation in beverages, consider presenting at the wildly popular BevTech Europe 2020 Conference! The BevTech Europe planning committee would like to invite all current and potential members to share their industry insights at this fantastic annual event.

Technical Program Lead, Johannes Angres, President at Seinfurth, Inc. with your submission.  

Watch for more information about BevTech Europe 2020 as it becomes available.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 9 new members since February 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 March 15 issue of the ISBT Connection is March 11 .
FSSC 22000 Version 5 Obtains GFSI Benchmarking Recognition - Foundation FSSC 22000 is proud to announce that its Scheme Version 5 has now been recognized against version 7.2 of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements and would like to thank all its stakeholders that have contributed to this great achievement.

EquipNet Acquires B&R Compliance Associates LLC - EquipNet Inc. announced that it has acquired B&R Compliance Associates LLC., a recognized leader in FDA compliance in the Pharma, Medical, Food & Beverage Sectors.

Benioff Ocean Initiative and The Coca-Cola Foundation Announce $11 Million in Funding to Clean Up Rivers and Stem Flow of Waste to Oceans - Nine river clean-up programs across the world have been selected to receive a total of $11 million over the next three years as part of a unique partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute.

Senior Executives to Speak at Europe Industrial Gas Summit - gasworld has launched its Europe Industrial Gas Summit 2020 in style, with the confirmation of no less than three senior executive leaders within the European gases business as speakers for the event this June. Stefan Messer (Messer Group), Eduardo Gil Elejoste (Nippon Gases Europe) and Bernardo Sestini (SIAD Group) will all take to the gasworld stage in Hungary this summer.
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.
How to Reduce Laboratory Testing and the Waste it Creates in Beverage Manufacturing - Beverage quality assurance relies on constant testing and data management along the production process, from ingredients to bottled products. But traditional quality control is only as good as the proficiency of the lab analyst and the accuracy of the equipment used to perform the test.
New Face of Marketing at The Packaging School - Taylor Stephens has joined The Packaging School as the company’s new Marketing Coordinator, and has taken on the role to boost marketing efforts across social media.
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