The Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (also known as FPID) is organized within the Industry and Sciences Department of ISA. The Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division is the Division for sharing and understanding the latest technology for sensor, instrument, equipment, automation, computer-system, and software application for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains.

FPID is dedicated to helping our members grow professionally and technically through the development of and the sharing of useful and relevant technical content, by supporting automation standards development related to the regulated industries, and by providing a forum for networking and collaboration. 

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