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Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee

Mission

To provide a platform for information transfer and innovative technology as it relates to beverage products that are dispensed via fountain or other retail and marketing equipment and promoted through on-premise and retail operations.

Current Activities

The objectives / goals of the committee include:

This committee will strive to include all value team participants. This group will be represented by:

  • Beverage and liquid food producers
  • Fountain and marketing equipment manufacturers
  • Related suppliers
  • Consultants and service providers
These members of the industry will openly share developments and technologies in order to support the retail and marketing segment of the beverage industry. All related topics should find this a forum to be discussed and presented openly.

To that end, here are the latest activities of the Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee.

Make plans to attend the Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee virtual meeting at BevTech® 2021. The Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Watch this page for the committee agenda in late 2020. The theme of this year's BevTech is Trends and Innovations in Challenging Times.

Subcommittees

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.

Education and Beverage Institute Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee coordinates the development of education modules and seminar speakers as needed.

The Subcommittee Chair position for this committee is open. If you are interested in the position, please contact the ISBT office at for more information.

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Fountain CO2 Subcommittee

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

The Subcommittee Chair position for this committee is open. If you are interested in the position, please contact the ISBT office at for more information.

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Areas of Interest

  • Fountain technology monitoring
  • Product quality and consistency requirements
  • Raw material guidelines
  • Equipment calibration guidelines
  • Guidelines for fountain performance. validation and operation
  • Outlet employee training guidelines
  • System sanitation

Beverage Institute by ISBT®

The Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee worked with the Beverage Institute by ISBT® and The Packaging School to develop the following courses:

Sanitation for Fountain Beverages

Sanitation for Fountain Beverages

The Sanitation for Fountain Beverages course addresses the protocols and procedures to ensure safe and high-quality delivery of fountain dispensed ice and beverages consumed by millions of consumers globally. This course allows for a better understanding of sanitizing solution options, beverage dispenser cleaning, ice container cleaning, flushing syrup lines, and proper material handling.

Non-Member: $99
Member: $79

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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 Fountain Beverages module was developed in conjunction with the Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee.

Non-Member: $399
Member: $299

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BevTech Presentations

2019

  • Update: International Food Regulations - Europe and China — Christian Geubert (Freudenberg Process Seals)
  • California Proposition 65: Impact and Update — Kelly Magurany (NSF)
  • Fountain Beverage Equipment: Practical Elements of Cleaning & Maintaining — Thomas Vinson (Ecolab)
  • Improving Austenitic Stainless Steel (hardening) — Chad Beamer (Bodycote)

2018

  • Regulations on International Material Compliance — Orsi Dézsi (NSF International)
  • Flavor Transfer — Christian Geubert (Freudenberg)
  • Possibility of Standardized Connection Systems — Patrick Shea, Patrick Vuchot (Vitop)
  • Cleaning and Sanitation of Retail Outlet Beverage Equipment — Steve Versteeg (Frozen Beverage Dispensers)

2017

  • Water Topics — Richard Andrew (NSF)
  • CO2 Safety in the Dispensing Environment — Mark Novak (NuCO2)
  • Round Table Discussion – CO2 Safety in the Dispensing Environment — Mark Novak (NuCO2), Bob Yeoman
  • Cleaning Methods and Technologies