Last week Intelexians Steve Buffett and Bevin Lyon were in Cambridge, Maryland to celebrate the 43rd Annual Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC).
Food and beverage companies gathered to share industry knowledge on topics from wastewater treatment, presented by Intelex client Bimbo Bakeries, to air compliance strategies from Frito-Lay Inc.
The conference is a long standing tradition for many of the participating companies, even described by some attendees as a getaway or a retreat. Conference dress code is business casual, and it’s strictly enforced: as a first-time attendee Steve was warned not to wear a tie unless he wanted it snipped off his neck with a pair of scissors!
“This was my first conference like this!” was all Steve could say when asked about the experience. With events like clay shooting and an oyster hatchery tour, it’s no wonder that this conference stands out from many others Intelex attends. The picture definitely suggests they had a good time!
Pictured, from left to right: Steve Buffett, Intelex; Bob Shober, Campbell Soup; Bevin Lyon, Intelex; Anne Tennier, Maple Leaf Foods with husband Ralph Wilson; Scott Krail, H.J. Heinz.
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The Intelex Blog was pegged as 6th on the list of the Top 50 Environmental Health blogs by Environmental Health Masters for including “news from the world of environmental health and safety compliance.”
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As a youth I remember passing large industrial buildings in my hometown featuring large signs emblazoned with one straightforward message: “ISO 9001 Certified.”
Though my father was a quality assurance manager at a large mining company, at the time I really had no idea what the statement meant. I figured ISO certification was a good thing, but couldn’t explain what it was. Now that I live in the world of environment, health, safety and quality, I have a pretty good grasp on what ISO standards are all about, but at the time, I really could have used a visit to Planet ISO.
Whether you’re new to the world of ISO standards or not, chances are you’ll find some value in the Planet ISO YouTube channel. The page contains a ton of useful videos on everything ISO, including:
Interviews with ISO Secretary-General Rob Steele, and more.
Not only is the site useful for introducing yourself to the world of ISO standards; it’s also a great way to stay on top of new information coming out of the International Organization for Standardization.
While you’re at it, check out ISO’s Facebook Page. It is a surprisingly useful resource for any personnel charged with implementing or maintaining conformance to ISO 14001, 9001 and 26000 as well as other standards specifications.