Your ISBT Connection | November 15, 2020
This newsletter is brought to you by:
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With over 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide, SGS offers a wide range of solutions covering the entire food supply chain from primary production and manufacturing, to retail and foodservice.
Featured News
BevTech 2021 Update

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to meet in-person and conduct meetings as we have done in the past. After careful consideration, the ISBT Board of Directors has determined that it is not possible to host a safe and meaningful in-person event. ISBT is therefore putting together a virtual meeting containing all of the content that you have come to expect from BevTech. This program will include a great lineup of keynote speakers discussing timely topics, Technical Committee meetings, and an expo.
Expect a “Save the Date” and exciting program announcements in the coming weeks! Continue to check your ISBT Connection newsletters for event and registration details.
ISBT Call for Volunteers - WE NEED YOU!
To all ISBT Members:
BevTech is looking for energetic, motivated, and skilled volunteers to participate in the organization of the first-ever U.S. BevTech Virtual.
We offer an environment to contribute, create together, and gain recognition, plus access to our BevTech network.
Volunteers needed for:

Interested and want to join us?
Please contact the BevTech team:

Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Beverage Institute Survey
(Invite was sent out 11/09/20)
The Beverage Institute has aggressive plans to meet the needs of the beverage industry. 2020 has proven to be a challenging year, so please help guide the direction and priorities of the Beverage Institute in 2021 by completing this short questionnaire.

Click here to participate in the survey!

The Beverage Institute offers discounts to ISBT members, so oftentimes, if taking multiple courses, your discount would actually be greater than the cost of joining ISBT!
Current Beverage Institute Offerings
Recent popular courses include Sweeteners, Complete Gases, and Fundamentals of Beverage Technology. Click here to see what is available.

Beverage Institute Needs Your Help
Volunteers are needed to help create materials for the Corrugate and Labeling modules of the Packaging Technology course currently being developed. Contact Tom Reimer at if you can help.
Committee Profile
Quality Technical Committee

The Quality Committee is dedicated to promoting innovative technologies, methods, and ideas aimed at improving the quality and production of beverage products. The annual meeting provides an open forum discussion on any quality-related topics. Papers are presented on areas of particular interest. The committee aims to promote continuous improvement of the quality and production of beverage products through the exchange of information concerning quality control activities as they apply to the beverage industry.
Click the button below for more information about the Quality Technical Committee, including a list of officers, current activities, and more.
Quality Technical Committee Chair Matt Garcia, Anton Paar
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 3 new members since October 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 next issue of the ISBT Connection is November 27.
Taika Waititi Spreads Christmas Cheer With His New Coca-Cola Advert - Coca-Cola’s 2020 Christmas advertisement, directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi, debuted earlier this week.

PepsiCo Pilots Micro-Fulfillment Center - State of the art facility in Chicago area will pack, pick and ship to ultimately provide learnings for a more efficient consumer experience.

Mountain Dew is Releasing a Cookbook, Here's What's Inside - Whip up some 'Code Red brisket' or 'Livewire-brined turkey' with this collection.
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.
Purification Demands Escalate as CryoVation Advances their Equipment Offering - CryoVation can offer you several options when you are trying to purify gases from bulk source or high pressure. CryoVation has in house support engineers as well as working with some of the best companies in the industry for support and training.
Wastewater Treatment Automation with Laser Refractometry – Brix-to-COD measurement in Real Time! - ACM has collaborated with Gelsenwasser, a German provider of wastewater treatment technology, in the development of a laser refractometry application.
Data Key Communications Authorized To Facilitate Sponsorship of the ISBT Connection - The ISBT Board of Directors has authorized Data Key Communications to sell sponsorship in the ISBT Connection in an effort to help support Data Key's production efforts for both print and online communications on behalf of ISBT. For anyone interested in sponsoring future editions of the ISBT Connection, please contact Tim Hudson at
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 November 27.