Interview with Patricia Hottel, technical director, McCloud Services With warmer weather on the horizon, it is important for food manufacturers to put prevention measures in place for warm-weather pests. Food Manufacturing spoke with Patricia Hottel about the steps processors can take to read more
The intent of the audit is to measure and identify what components are working well in the program as well as identify weaknesses. This certainly can provide value to the food facility being audited and the pest management company when well-designed and relevant standards are used.
If the pest specimen can be identified based on photo, the client may benefit in not having to lose chain of custody and control.
Bed bugs can hitch a ride on back packs, purses, coats and briefcases into the office, movie theaters, apartments and restaurants.
Today, more and more food facilities and pest control companies are utilizing digital technology to identify pests accurately and efficiently. Patricia Hottel discusses how food processors can use digital technology to take control of their pest problems.
A ticket to doing business in the global market Global standards. Consistent audit schemes. Validated certifications. Across the food supply chain, the concepts are being increasingly discussed, tested, and required. It is a trend that is being reported in articles, read more
This article originally ran in the January/February 2013 issue of Food Manufacturing. Interview with Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services A recent outbreak of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park has raised concern about potential rodent infestation and hantavirus outbreaks in manufacturing plants, including read more
Pest management programs in the food and beverage processing industry are increasingly influenced by food safety audits and government regulations. Between the two-year-old FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and third-party audits that comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), read more
McCloud Services is affiliated with many local and national organizations and is proud to serve on a variety of committees relevant to our industry. National and Regional Affiliations Entomological Society of America (ESA) Kentucky Restaurant Association Iowa Restaurant Association read more