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Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technical Committee


To promote the understanding of product and ingredient technology issues facing the beverage industry and also to provide a technical forum for new ingredients, new products and trends observed within the global beverage community.

Current Activities

The objectives / goals of the committee include:

To promote the understanding of product and ingredient technology issues facing the global beverage community.

To that end, here are the latest activities of the Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technical Committee.

Stay tuned for minutes from BevTech® 2023.


Please click on the More Information button for additional details about any of these subcommittees. If anyone wishes to join a group, please contact the Subcommittee Chairs.

Ingredients TC - Beverage Preservatives Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Promote innovative beverage preservation ingredients and advances within preservation ingredient technology. Provide a forum for exchange of technical information on current and new beverages preservatives to support the beverage industry master challenges of microbial product spoilage.

Subcommittee Chair

Paul Marquardt
Phone: 14122605130

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Ingredients TC - Craft Beverages Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Identification and establishment of guidance for best practices regarding the technical challenges specific to craft beverage producers, while drawing upon the wealth of experience within the ISBT and across all relevant areas of expertise in order to establish guidance and promote best practices for the producers of craft beverages.

Caitlin Jamison

Subcommittee Chair

Caitlin Jamison
Plantopia, LLC
Phone: 6174129861

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Ingredients TC - Food and Beverage Colors Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Subcommittee description needed.

Subcommittee Chair

Glen Dreher
Givaudan Sense Color
Phone: (502) 560-5308

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Areas of Interest

  • Acidulants
  • Flavors
  • Emulsifiers
  • Food Colors
  • Antimicrobial Agents
  • Stabilizers
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Functional Ingredients

Beverage Institute by ISBT®

The Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technical Committee worked with the Beverage Institute by ISBT® and The Packaging School to develop the following courses:

Beverage Institute Value Bundle

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Beverage Institute Value Bundle

Take a week's worth of Beverage Institute courses for just $1,699 (regularly $3,315)! Take up to a full year to complete.

This exceptionally priced bundle includes the following courses:

  • Fundamentals of Beverage Technology
  • Sanitation for Fountain Beverages
  • Beverage Ingredients
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • Sweeteners
  • Complete Gases
  • PET: Resins, Preforms, and Bottle Technology


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Beverage Ingredients Course

Beverage Ingredients Course

In order to supply beverages, we must have ingredients. Without them, a beverage cannot exist. There are different types of beverages, and, naturally, these different types have different ingredients. This Beverage Ingredients course offers a deep dive into understanding the principles of the chemistry, manufacturing, quality guidelines, and applications of the most common ingredients in beverages we consume.

Non-Member: $975
Member: $819

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Note: Any ingredient module may be purchased a la carte by clicking the Learn More button, then selecting the link to View Course for the module(s) you are interested in, then clicking the Buy button.

Fundamentals of Beverage Technology

Fundamentals of Beverage Technology

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.

The Introduction to Beverage Ingredients and Introduction to Product R&D modules were developed in conjunction with the Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technical Committee.

Non-Member: $450
Member: $378

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BevTech Presentations


  • Natural Color Regulation Update — Glen Dreher (D.D. Williamson)
  • Sodium Gluconate - A Tool for Clean Label Taste Masking — Danielle Wedral Licata (Jungbunzlauer)
  • Introduction of the Craft Beverages Subcommittee — Martin Senz (VLB Berlin)
  • The Need for Establishing Standards for Color Additives from Natural Sources — John Clos (The Coca-Cola Company)
  • Rediscovering Mint Through Extracts in Beverages — Tim Nemeth (ADM) and Shanyn Seiler (ADM)
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  • Plant Proteins in Beverages — Kasi Sundaresan (Ingredion)
  • Natural Glycolipids — Paul Marquardt (Lanxess)
  • Role of Juice as an ingredient in the Beverage Industry — Don Giampetro (ITI Tropicals)
  • Transforming Global Trends into Flavors and Ingredients for Wellness Seekers — Amy Lovelance / Alyssa Schultz (Givaudan)


  • Preservatives in Beverages "sodium benzoate" — Maia Jack (American Bev. Association)
  • Plant Based Beverages: Improving the Taste, Texture and Nutritional Profile — Danielle Wedral (Licata), Caitlin Jamison (Jungbunzlauer)
  • Emulsifiers in Beverage applications — Afaf Makarious (Ingredion)
  • Functionality of Hydrocolloid in Beverage Applications — Kyle Bailey (CP Kelco)