Your ISBT Connection | April 15, 2020
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Has working from home with no commute opened up new time in your day? Use that time to improve your knowledge and benefit your career.

The Beverage Institute by ISBT offers online courses that add value and depth.

Sign up for a course by June 1 and take 40% off the regular price.

Check out our course offerings and these great discounts!

  • Fundamentals of Beverage Technology - Regularly $399, Discounted to $240
  • Sanitation for Fountain Beverages - Regularly $99, Discounted to $60
  • Beverage Ingredients Bundle - Regularly $900, Discounted to $540
  • Any individual module in the Beverage Ingredients Module - Regularly $90, Discounted to $54
  • Beverage Gases: Argon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen - Regularly $99, Discounted to $60
  • Introduction to Microbiology - Regularly $99, Discounted to $60
  • Water and Wastewater Technology (available in May) - Regularly $599, Discounted to $360

Click the button or scan the QR code below to sign up.

Use Discount Code: specialdays

An industry coalition led by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), and including representatives from multiple food and beverage groups, submitted a letter to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence expressing strong concern that the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic creates a significant risk of a shortage in carbon dioxide (CO2). Such a shortage would significantly impact access to essential food and beverage supplies as well as other essential sectors of the U.S. economy.

As healthcare providers around the world work to assist patients affected by the respiratory illness Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), medical gas containers can become externally contaminated due to their use in healthcare facilities. It is important that these cylinders are cleaned in a manner that removes contaminants, does not cause damage to the cylinder, valve, or gas product, and does not lead to a hazardous situation during the use of the container’s contents. It is the customer’s responsibility to return to the gas supplier medical gas containers that are free from contamination. In order to facilitate safe cleaning of medical gas containers, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) will provide its safety publication CGA P-83, Guidelines for Cleaning Externally Contaminated Medical Gas Containers , at no charge for a limited time. For more information, see: ]. CGA also released CGA SA-35, Safety Alert: Cleaning of Cylinders Returned from Healthcare Facilities During a Pandemic , which provides additional guidance on the use of cleaning and disinfection solutions for cylinders received from healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Safety Alert is available free of charge.” For more information, see:
Committee Profile

The mission of the Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technology Committee is to promote the understanding of product and ingredient technology issues facing the beverage industry and to provide a technical forum for the discussion of new ingredients, new products, and trends observed within the global beverage community.
This committee includes several subcommittees - Beverage Preservatives, Caramel Color, Certified / Exempt from Certification Colors, and Education and Beverage Institute.
Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technology Committee Chair Emina Goodman, Archer Daniels Midland Company
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The Beverage Institute’s latest course - Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology - will be available in May. The course benefits individuals who are responsible for beverage water or wastewater treatment, those who need to know the impact and importance of water and its conservation, and those who need to understand the criteria to select the best fit process for their needs. This course covers the "why, what, and how" of water treatment in great detail. Please watch your inbox and the Beverage Institute page for more information when the course is released next month.

The Beverage Institute has seen a good response to its special discounted pricing, which is available through June 1, and includes the Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology course. Take advantage of this discounted pricing and sign up on the ISBT website.
Upcoming Events

BevTech Europe 2020 - Call for Papers

The 2020 edition of the ISBT European regional meeting will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on September 10, 2020.

Our 2020 conference theme is " Further Requirements, Solutions, and Uncertainties in the Beverage Industry".

If you are looking for an opportunity to spotlight the latest technology and innovations 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.

We are specifically looking for presenters and papers in the following areas:

• Smart Factories
• Implementing Lean & OpEx
• Leadership and Employee Engagement Techniques
• Cost Reduction Strategies
• New Technologies
• Industry 4.0
• Quality and Safety Management

Please contact our Technical Program Lead, Johannes Angres, with your submission.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 3 new members since March 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 May 1 issue of the ISBT Connection is April 28.
Dozens of Companies Making Massive Donations to Help New York State During COVID-19 Outbreak - New York Governor Cuomo's Office announced the state has received significant donations from dozens of major corporations, organizations, and celebrities to help in the response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Tech Team Up to Produce 50,000 Plastic Surgical Shields - Engineers at Georgia Tech and in neighborhoods across Atlanta have been working around the clock to manufacture protective gear using lasers and 3D printers.

PepsiCo Commits More than $45 Million to Combat the Impacts of COVID-19 - As efforts accelerate worldwide to provide relief from the ravages of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. and The PepsiCo Foundation announced a more than $45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by this devastating virus.

The American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America Gives Back to Help Schools - In an effort to ensure kids continue having access to their school meals, the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) donated money to long-standing community partner GenYOUth for its new program, COVID-19 School Nutrition Fund.
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.
Non-Invasive Gas Measurement Methods Just Make More Sense - Since 1995, ACM has established itself as the global reference in the use of laser sources (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) to measure concentrations of important beverage quality parameters such as dissolved solids (oBrix) and gases (O2, CO2, N2).
Anton Paar Density Meters for Quality Control of Hand Sanitizers - During the COVID-19 crisis, Anton Paar has received enquiries from many instrument users whether their existing Anton Paar instrumentation is also suitable when manufacturing hand sanitizers to support their local community. The wetted parts of Anton Paar density meters are resistant towards all ingredients used to produce hand sanitizers.
Harris 201 Beverage Regulators Deliver Reliability and Durability for Growing Markets - Designed for primary control of CO2 and nitrogen systems for soda dispensing, beer taps, wine taps, and in coffee houses, the Harris Product Group Model 201 gas regulator series is a workhorse for the hospitality and beverage industries.
Parker - Market Leader in CO2 Quality Incident Protection - Parker recognises that the effects of a Quality Incident can challenge consumer safety, damage brand names, company reputations and revenues.
Messer – COVID-19 Update - As an essential supplier of oxygen to medical facilities across the nation, Messer is taking proactive steps to enable a safe and reliable supply of medical oxygen and related services to hospitals and medical care facilities during the COVID 19 pandemic. 
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