INTERNATIONAL BOTTLED WATER ASSOCIATION
Park Hyatt Hotel
Thursday, June 19, 2003
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
I. Call Meeting to Order
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman of the Technical Committee Al Lear, Wissahickon Spring Water, Inc.
Joseph Cimino, Northern Springs, Inc.
Tom Condon, Suntory Water Group, Inc..
Glen Davis, Absopure Water Co.
Vincent Ducasse, Groupe Danone
John Houser, Culligan International
Al Lear, Wissahickon Spring Water Co.
Phyllis Rokus, Consolidated Container Co., LLC
Jo Russell-Price, Mountain Valley Spring Co.
Jim Thibodeau, Consolidated Container Co., LLC
Bob Brady, Hogan and Hartson
Patrick Donoho, IBWA
Brooke Fisher, IBWA
Bob Hirst, IBWA
III. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2003 Packaging Subcommittee meeting.
IV. Work Groups
The Packaging Subcommittee Work Groups gave a brief overview of their work in progress. Copies of three written documents that the HDPE/PET/Caps and Closures Work Group are working with/on were presented to the Subcommittee for review ( High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Packing for the Bottled Water Industry ; Packaging Materials 1. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for Food Packaging Applications , and Plastic Closure Manufacturing Overview ). Any comments that Packing Subcommittee members may have on the documents are to be provided to IBWA staff by the end of July 2003.
The Bottler Troubleshooting Work Group has prepared a draft of guidelines for product sample retention. The draft guidelines were shared with members of the Packaging Subcommittee.
The Flavor Profiling and Analytical Work Group discussed the flavor wheel that was provided to the Subcommittee by the Water Quality Association. Joe Cimino from Northern Springs, Inc. will provide the Flavor Profiling and Analytical Work Group with a list of taste problems as provided by Jonathan Dyer.
V. New Business
No new business was presented for discussion.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.