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Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee

Mission

Promote the continual improvement of beverage sanitation and microbiological control processes. Provide a forum for exchange of technical information on new or alternative sanitation processes and microbiological insights within the beverage industry.

Current Activities

The objectives / goals of the committee include:

The Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee is dedicated to promoting innovative sanitation and microbiological control technologies and advances within the beverage industry. The committee meets on an annual basis to provide papers on beverage sanitation and microbiological control topics of interest as well as an open forum discussion. It compiles and provides technical reference information pertaining to sanitation and microbiological control.

To that end, here are the latest activities of the Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee.

The Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee will present the latest technology and innovations at BevTech® 2017. Click here to preview the topics and the tentative agenda.

The Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee is currently seeking volunteers to help with two key subcommittee activities. The first is updating the ISBT Sanitation Manual and the second is developing a Basics of Beverage Microbiology e-learning course for ISBT University. Please reach out to any of our committee chairs if you would like to join one of these exciting committees.

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 Sanitation and Microbiological Control Technical Committee has developed several e-learning modules. These include:

  • Beverage Sanitation 101 (2013)
  • Packaging Hall Cleaning and Sanitation (2013)

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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Sanitation Manual Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Manual revisions were completed in 2006, 2012, and 2015. A new subcommittee for additional updates is being chartered.

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

  • Validation of CIP Systems
  • Sanitary Design – Challenges and Ways to Improve
  • Biofilms
  • Sanitation methods for cold-filled production equipment
  • Sanitation methods for
    • Cold-filled production equipment
    • Hot-filled production equipment
    • Aseptic processing and filling
    • Filtration equipment
  • Efficacy of cleaners and sanitizers
  • Safety of sanitizers and cleaners
  • Sanitation method validation
  • Microbiology
    • Test methods
    • Interpretation of test results
    • Microorganisms of concern to the beverage industry
  • CIP Methodology
  • Environmental impact of sanitation programs
    • Water management
    • Effluent management — BOD, COD, pH, EC, etc.
  • Microbiological testing methods
  • Interpretation of microbiological results
  • Microbiological ecology
  • The impact of FSMA on Sanitation requirements at manufacturing sites

The Sanitation and Microbiological Committee also works in joint committees. They include:

  • Water — Joint project on sanitation for fountain beverages
  • Sweeteners — Joint project on tanker washout and sanitation
  • Packaging — Joint project on warmer treatment programs

Archive

Click here for the committee's archive page.