IPM For Food Plants

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IPM For Food Plants

September 29-30, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815 

Register by July 31, 2015 and pay only $545.00. Cost of registration after July 31, 2015 will be $645.00. Register and pay for four attendees, receive one admission for free. Lunch will be provided. 


Clark Pest Control & RK Pest Management Service

The Food Safety Modernization Act places a high expectation of food processing facilities throughout the food chain to develop and implement strong proactive preventive programs. Simply reacting to a food safety event is no longer acceptable. The question being asked is this: what are you doing to avoid an event from happening? Al St. Cyr, Director of Education and Food Safety at Clark Pest Control and Richard Kammerling, President of RK Pest Management, both recognized as global experts in food safety and IPM, will be bringing together a unique group of experts to discuss the challenges and solutions.




Event Agenda


8:00am - 9:00am - Regulatory Update: FSMA Update and its implication for the IPM program in food plants.

An update on the FSMA and pesticide regulations affecting the food and pest management industry. Implications of FDA's proactive approach and expectations.

Al St. Cyr, Clark Pest Control

9:00am- 9:45am - Meeting 3rd Party Audit Criteria: Can one IPM program satisfy everyone?

AIB, GFSI, Third Party, Customer inspections are part of life for food and pest management companies. How do you interpret the terms of the various criteria and implement a comprehensive IPM program that meets your customer's requirements.

Don Asplin, Shearer's Food

9:45am - 10:00am - Break and Meet Vendors  

10:00am - 11:30am - Food Security and Food Defense: Vulnerability assessment to identify your risks.

What does the IPM provider play in a food company's Food defense program?

Rod Wheeler, FD Consultant 

11:30pm - 12:00pm - Introduction of Vendors

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch and Meet with Vendors

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Moving from Pesticide Dependence to IPM: An in-depth review of the history of pesticides form Post WWll to today and a look at why and why regulations have changed. What are the expectations and role of pesticides in an IPM program today?

Richard Kammerling, RK Pest Management

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Rethinking Pest Management Practices: New Generation techniques and practices for food facilities.

Research report on rodent management and proper trap placements. Practical information on pest vulnerable area identification and effective control measures.

Kim Kemp, Nestle Purina Petcare

2:45pm - 3:00pm - Break and Meet with Vendors

3:30pm - 5:00pm - IPM with a Forensic Approach: Taking a CSI approach to solving pest issues.

Examines the benefits of the truly understanding the identity of the pest you are dealing with and how the information is used to develop successful control strategies using biology and behavior of pests as a guide.

Dr. Stuart Mitchel, PestWest


8:00am - 9:30am - Rodent Management: Update your science based knowledge to help prevent or manage rodent issues.

An in-depth discussion of rodent behavior and biology relative to understanding how to recognize when they are present, their potential development dynamics and science based control measures.

Dr. Bobby Corrigan

9:30am - 9:45am- Meet with Vendors

9:45am - 10:45am - Cockroach Management in a Food Environment: They are back and providing new challenges.

Identification and control strategies for common cockroach species biology and behavior.

Dan Collins, Collins Pest Management

10:45am - 11:45am - Flying Insect Control: Flying insects may contaminate food contact surfaces. How to effectively manage their presence. 

Fly species identification, biology and control strategies. What are the monitoring and control strategies available and how to best use them? Examine the risks associated with small flies, filth flies and biting flies in food plants and health care facilities.

Dr. Stewart Mitchell

11:45am - 12:45pm - Lunch and visit with Vendors

12:45pm - 1:45pm- Structure and Equipment Design for IPM: An in-depth look at construction of commercial facilities and food processing equipment and how/why pest population gain access to become established.

Al St. Cyr, Clark Pest Control

1:45pm - 2:30pm - Monitor, Inspect and Evaluate: Pest monitoring tools, trending and data evaluation used to make IPM decisions. 

Richard Kammerling, RK Pest Management

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Break

2:45pm - 3:00pm - The Hidden IPM Challenges: Understanding pest vulnerable areas in your facility and managing them to reduce risks.

 How to identify the root causes for repeated re-infestation of facilities. In what ways does a structure harbor inaccessible populations and what is required to eliminate them? Identifying the differences between a new infestation and one that has simply rebounded as a result of a failure to reach control.

Dan Collins, Collins Pest Management

3:45pm - 4:45pm - IPM Challenges and Special Situations: A practical application workshop to solve pest issues.

Al St. Cyr, Clark Pest Control

4:45pm - Seminar Test

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