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Bell Chem to Sponsor the International Citrus & Beverage Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida on September 20-23, 2016

Bell Chem is a sponsor of the International Citrus & Beverage Conference hosted by the University of Florida. The event, located in Clearwater Beach, Florida, will take place September 20-23. This year’s conference focuses on the impact of new industry regulations, technological advances in the global juice and beverage industry, and important issues specific to the citrus industry, such as the Huanglongbing bacteria spread by the Asian citrus psyllid that negatively affects fruit and kills citrus trees.

Registration is from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 20.

Wednesday’s activities include registration and refreshments at 7:30am, followed by an introductory session. Morning sessions include production trends, bactericides for citrus, and the conversion of citrus peel to valuable chemicals. After lunch, Session Two includes juice making, fruit and vegetable trends from the west coast, and issues and opportunities in the juice industry. A reception follows at 6:00pm.

Thursday’s activities begin with registration and refreshments before sessions concerning the 2011 impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which aims to shift standard focus from responding to contamination to preventing its occurrence. The discussions after lunch will focus on fruit and beverage taste and how to improve it.

Friday’s registration and reception is sponsored in part by Bell Chem, your trusted citrus industry chemical supplier. Friday has a mixed bag of interesting talks on everything from social media to crop statistics. The conference closes at 11:45am.

Speakers for each of the sessions are members of academia, government researchers, industry leaders, and technical and managerial personnel. Their insights are sure to provide answers to questions and concerns many of the conference members have. New methods and preparations, news from across the nation, and industry specifications will also be discussed throughout the conference.

John Cervo, Bell Chem’s president and founder, is enthusiastic about his company’s role in the 2016 International Citrus & Beverage Conference. “With such a rich variety of leaders, researchers, and experts, I am sure the conference will be well received,” states Cervo. To pre-register for this important conference, simply click on this link. Bell Chem looks forward to meeting new and existing friends at the International Citrus & Beverage conference.

About Bell Chem

Bell Chem was founded in 1992 by John Cervo and Charles Williams in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando). We offer a diverse line of food, pharmaceutical, and personal care raw materials, many highly specialized botanical and nutritional ingredients, hard to find technical grade chemicals and custom compounds, as well as a full line of industrial and water treatment chemicals. Together with our business partner, Safe Chem, we offer C-san™ Sanitation blends to the Citrus and Food Processing Industries. Bell Chem’s mission is to provide its customers with the highest quality products, expedited for maximum efficiency, with unrivaled and personalized customer service.

Bell Chem Verified Compliant via 3rd Party Audit from D.L. Newslow and Associates

Bell Chem has completed verification via 3rd Party Audit by D.L. Newslow and Associates with compliance pertaining to food & product safety. The following were verified compliant by the audit: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety Control Measures, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Prerequisite Programs (PRP). A successful Food Safety 3rd party audit heralds a new level of customer confidence & prestige for Bell Chem. GMP certification ensures quality standards are met for their food, nutritional, and pharmaceutical product storage. The Food Safety Control Measures involves controls for potential food hazards in the facility. HACCP is a quality control program that approaches food safety from a biological, chemical, and physical standpoint to minimize hazards in production processes; specific design measurements in the HACCP program are in place to reduce these risks. PRP’s are an important piece in meeting food safety standards. PRP’s successfully audited included cleaning & sanitation, shipping & receiving, allergen control, recalls & traceability, cross-contamination prevention, GMP’s, and more.

Bell Chem has sought Food Safety 3rd Party Audit compliance for many years and is proud their standards have been recognized. Customers are now ensured the handling and processing of all products meet high standards.

About Bell Chem Founded in 1992, Bell Chem is a food ingredient & chemical distributor located in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando). Along with a full line of industrial and water treatment chemicals, we offer a diverse blend of food, pharmaceutical, and personal care raw materials, many highly specialized botanical and nutritional ingredients, as well as hard to find technical grade chemicals and custom compounds. Bell Chem’s mission is to provide you with the highest quality products, expedited for maximum efficiency, with unrivaled and personalized customer service.

Bell Chem Sponsors Central Florida Community Arts Christmas Concert

December 15, 2014 — Longwood, Fla. — Bell Chem, a full-line independent chemical distributor in Orlando, sponsored this year’s Central Florida Community Arts’ Christmas concert. The annual holiday concert provided an evening of enjoyment for families at Northland, A Church Distributed on December 11 and 12, 2014 in Longwood, Fla.

The concert featured a voice choir of 300 and 100-member orchestra that transported the audience back in time during the big-band and swing era of the 1930s and 1940s, which is the period where Christmas music found its sound.

“We are proud to sponsor the Central Florida Community Arts Concert,” says John Cervo, president of Bell Chem. “This year’s concert was one to remember and offered a great opportunity for families to enjoy the spirit of Christmas.”

To learn more about Bell Chem and the chemical products they offer, please visit http://www.bellchem.com or call 407-339-2355.

About Bell Chem

Founded in 1992, Bell Chem is an independent chemical distributor located in Longwood, Fla. On top of a full line of industrial and water treatment chemicals, Bell Chem offers a diverse blend of food, pharmaceutical and personal-care raw materials, as well as technical-grade and sanitation chemicals and custom compounds. Bell Chem’s vision is to provide high-quality chemical products with a “just-in-time” inventory approach to provide customers with the very best service in the industry.