47th Annual Short Course for the Food Industry

International Citrus &
Beverage Conference (ICBC)

 September 18-21, 2007

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

Hosted by:

v University of Florida/IFAS,
    Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

v University of Florida, Juice and Beverage Center

v Institute of Food Technologists,
    Florida Section & Citrus Products Division


l Introduction

l Registration Information

l Conference Committee

l Tentative Agenda

l Location & Hotel Information

l Related Sites of Interest

l Sponsors l Travel & Area Information

l For Further Information

l Speaker Book of Presentations (PDF Format)

Last updated: 01/09/2015

Mark your calendar for the 2008 conference to be held at the
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida,
September 16-19, 2008

More information will be forthcoming in 2008


This year's program will focus on key issues facing the citrus processing and related industries: new industry standards and practices, challenges facing the Florida citrus industry, technology in the processing plants, and new markets and the research to support them. The importance of food safety and defense programs has never been greater, and we will have an entire session devoted to this topic. New this year is a session on biotechnology and industrial uses of enzymes, topics that are increasingly important in food and agriculture. Our invited speakers, active in academia, industry and government, were selected because of their depth of knowledge in these pertinent topics, and their enthusiasm in sharing their insights. We look forward to your participation!

          Renée Schneider
Program Organizer

          University of Florida/IFAS, FSHN
          Gainesville, FL

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Tentative Agenda


Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Registration (until 7:00pm)


Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Registration (until 5:00pm)


Morning Refreshments

Sponsored by:

- Vincent Corporation


Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Renée Schneider, UF, IFAS, FSHN

Charles Sims, UF, IFAS, FSHN

Larry Arrington, UF, IFAS, Office of Dean for Extension and Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Savy DiBenedetto, Program Chair, Coca-Cola North America

Session 1

Food Safety & Agrosecurity

Moderator: Keith Schneider, University of Florida, IFAS, FSHN


Utilizing Partnerships to Enhance the Supply ChainJames Garris, The Coca-Cola Company



ISO 22000 – The International Food Safety Standard Debby Newslow, D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc.




Food Defense: Keeping America’s Food Safe and SecureArt Johnstone, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Media Coverage of Foodborne Illness EventsBenjamin Chapman, University of Guelph

Session 2

Enzymes, Biotechnology,  and the Organic Program

Moderator: Howard Nivens, Cargill Juice N.A.


Issues in Consumer Acceptance of Biotechnology and Food Dave Schmidt, IFIC


Organic Processing, Organic Packaging, and SustainabilityWade Groetsch, Blue Lake Citrus Products LLC


Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:

- Givaudan Flavors Corp.


Traditional and Novel Uses of Enzymes for Citrus By-Product ApplicationsMark Messersmith, Biosun Flavors & Food Ingredients


Biofuels from Citrus Processing By-products and Waste Streams – Technical PerspectivePratap Pullammanappallil, UF, IFAS, ABE


United States National Organics Program (NOP)Terry Bane, USDA-AMS


Networking Social (until 7:00pm)

Sponsored by:

- ABC Research Corporation

- Brown International Corporation, LLC

- Chemical Systems

- Firmenich

- Givaudan Flavors Corp.

- M.G. Newell Corporation

- Sensus Flavors


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Session 3

Marketing, Nutrition & Research

Moderator: Alan Wyland, Coca-Cola North America


Registration (until 5:00pm)


Morning Refreshments


Nutraceuticals and MarketingLynda Doyle, DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.


Orange Juice Price Reaction: Spatial Consumer InsightsRobert Norberg, Florida Department of Citrus


Health & Nutritional Benefit Research for CitrusDan King, Florida Department of Citrus




FCIRCC – Roadmap for ResearchJohn Jackson, FCIRCC


Regulatory & Legislative Issues Affecting the IndustryPatricia Faison, Juice Products Association

Session 4

Technology & Information for the Processor

Moderator: David Johnson, Peace River Citrus


Long Term Weather Prediction and Effect on AgricultureEdward O’Lenic, NOAA, NCEP


Better Profits through Loss Elimination in Citrus PlantsJoe DeMarco, Tropicana Products, Inc.




The Importance of Insulation in the Processing Plant Ronald King, National Insulation Association (Consultant)


Chlorine Dioxide Sterilization of Aseptic Tanks – An UpdateJeffery Raasch, Enerfab, Inc.


The Florida Solution for a Trained Manufact­uring WorkforceEric Roe, FL-ATE; Don Gugliuzza, Tropicana Products, Inc.


Networking Hour


Dinner & Entertainment (until 9:00pm)

Sponsored by:


- FMC FoodTech

- FMC FoodTech FranRica


Friday, September 21, 2007

Session 5

Citrus Industry Challenges & Solutions

Moderator: Richard Bogey, Florida’s Natural Growers


Registration (until 10:00am)



Sponsored by:

- Bell Chem Corp

- BioSun Flavors & Food Ingredients

- HT/DCR Engineering, Inc.

- Safe Chem Inc.


Best Practices for Canker and Citrus Disease ManagementJim Snively, Southern Gardens Citrus Groves


New Citrus Varieties – What’s on the Horizon?Fred Gmitter, UF, IFAS, CREC


An Update on Florida Citrus Nursery and Budwood ProgramsMichael Kesinger, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Preliminary Information on Effect of Greening on Juice Flavor and ChemistryAnne Plotto, USDA-ARS Citrus and Sub-tropical Research Laboratory



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It is through the financial contributions from citrus processing and related industries that make this conference possible. We would like to extend a very special thank you to the following for actively supporting this networking and educational program. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2007 conference, please contact Renée Schneider, Program Organizer.

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Registration Information

Conference Attendee Fee
The Conference Attendee fee allows full participation in the conference, including materials at the conference and a CD mailed post-conference. The fee also includes daily morning refreshments, Wednesday’s networking reception, Thursday’s beachside dinner, and the Friday breakfast.

Guest Fee
Guests accompanying conference attendees may attend the Thursday evening dinner and/or the Friday breakfast for a fee. These fees do not include conference participation or materials and is not for use by co-workers.

Registration Fee Categories
All figures are presented in US dollars ($).

Conference Attendee Fee Registration Deadline
Early REDUCED Registration $150 On or before Monday, July 30, 2007
Regular Registration $175 On or before Friday, August 31, 2007
Late / Onsite Registration $200 After Friday, August 31, 2007


Guest Events Fee Registration Deadline
Thursday Dinner $60 By Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Friday Breakfast $25 By Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds will be honored if a written notification of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences & Institutes IFAS, University of Florida by Friday, August 31, 2007. A processing fee of $35.00 will be deducted from all conference registration refunds. A processing fee of $10.00 will be deducted from all guest fees. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after Friday, August 31, 2007.

Special Needs: Special needs (such as visual, hearing or walking impairments) of registered attendees can be reasonably accommodated if they contact the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-352-392-4044, by email at mstage@ufl.edu. If calling from within the State of Florida, the office can be reached through a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) at 1-800-955-8771.

Advanced registration is closed, however, we will be happy to
register you at the conference and look forward to your participation.

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Location & Hotel Information

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulfview Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: 727-595-1611
Fax: 727-596-1117
Web: www.sheratonsandkey.com

Guest rooms have been set aside at the Sheraton for conference attendees at a reduced rate of $125 plus tax (currently 12%) for single or double occupancy until August 20, 2007. Please be aware the rooms traditionally fill before the discounted rate deadline, so we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. After August 20, the discounted rate is not guaranteed on possible remaining rooms.

Make reservations in one of two ways:

  1. Contact the hotel directly at 727-595-1611 and identify yourself as a participant of the International Citrus & Beverage Conference (ICBC) to receive the reduced rate.

  2. Reserve rooms via the Sheraton’s personalized website for the International Citrus & Beverage Conference participants. Click here [Sorry, this option is no longer available]

Please note:

  • Reservations must be guaranteed by a first night room deposit with a major credit card.

  • Deposits will be forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours prior to your arrival date.

  • The hotel check-in time is after 3:00pm and check out is prior to 11:00am.

Florida government participants: To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check or credit card and be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.

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Travel & Area Information


Information on Traveling
to the United States

St. Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport: FLY2PIE

SuperShuttle Transportation Systems

Map of Florida

Click here for a map of the state of Florida.

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Conference Committee Members


Liz Baldwin
Citrus & Subtropical Products Lab.
Winter Haven, FL

Richard Bogey
Florida’s Natural Growers
Lake Wales, FL

Robert J. Braddock
Professor Emeritus
University of Florid, FL

Michelle Danyluk
University of Florida, IFAS, CREC
Lake Alfred, FL

Savy DiBenedetto, 2007 Program Chair
Coca-Cola North America
Houston, TX

Joe Gruber
Ormond Beach, FL


Donald L. Hendrix
Firmenich Inc.
Safety Harbor, FL

David Johnson
Peace River Citrus
Arcadia, FL

Gary Merritt
FMC FoodTech
Lakeland, FL

Howard Nivens
Cargill Juice N.A.
Frostproof, FL

Denise Roth
Southern Gardens Citrus
Processing Corp.
Clewiston, FL

Keith Schneider
University of Florida, IFAS
FSHN Dept.
Gainesville, FL

Renée Schneider, Organizer
University of Florida, IFAS
FSHN Dept.
Gainesville, FL

Phyllis Towns
Winter Haven, FL

Douglas P. Van Strijp
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corp.
Clewiston, FL

Roger D. Waters
Brown Citrus Systems
Winter Haven, FL

Barry Wilson
Safe Chem Inc.
Zellwood, FL

Alan Wyland
Coca-Cola North America
Apopka, FL

O. Boyd Wynne, III
M.G. Newell Corp.-Tampa Div.
Tampa, FL

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Related Sites of Interest


University of Florida
Food Science & Human Nutrition

Juice & Beverage Center
University of Florida

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For Further Information
Program Information:
Renée Schneider, Program Organizer
University of Florida/IFAS, FSHN
Gainesville, FL
: 352-392-1991, ext. 208
EMAIL: Goodrich@ufl.edu
Meeting Information:
Mandy Stage, Conference Coordinator
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences & Institutes
Gainesville, FL
: 352-392-5930
FAX: 352-392-4044
EMAIL: mstage@ufl.edu

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