Pest Invasion Addresses Key Food Safety Topics, Trends and Industry Best-Practices

Pest Invasion 2016 Addresses Key Food Safety Topics, Trends, and Industry Best-Practices

McCloud Services, a leading pest management company headquartered in South Elgin, Ill., hosted its annual Pest Invasion premier food industry pest management seminar on April 26, 2016 at the Drury Lane Convention Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. The seminar was attended by over 300 pest management, environmental health, and food safety professionals; and featured a variety of top speakers. As one of the few pest management seminars with a focus entirely on the food industry, McCloud Services announced some key takeaways from the successful event.

The central theme of Pest Invasion 2016 revolved around food safety. Experts presented information on exclusion and sanitation, important components of a food safety program and pest management. Speakers addressed rodents and cockroaches as vectors of disease and threats to food safety.

Invited speakers included Mr. Rod Wheeler of The Global Defense Institute; Dr. Matt Frye of the New York State IPM Program at Cornell University; Dr. Hal King of Public Health Innovations, LLC; Mr. Joe Barile of Bayer Environmental; and Dr. Robert Brackett of Illinois Institute of Technology. Panel members included Mr. Wheeler, Dr. Frye, Mr. Barile, Mr. Dave Colbert of Global Materials Technologies, and Mr. Ray Olschewski of Bird Barrier America, Inc.

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