Schedule of Events

New Technologies in Food Plant Pest Control

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM EST
New Technologies in Stored Product Insect Detection, Prevention, and Elimination
Stored product pests can significantly contaminate stored foods resulting in economic loss, regulatory penalties, customer rejection, and adverse consumer reaction. But the insects are often difficult to detect until populations build and are difficult to control because of their high reproduction rates, mobility, and ability to survive on very small amounts of food. In this session, Dr. James Campbell shares the knowledge he has gained about these insects from his more than 20 years in stored product insect research. He also will discuss the new and developing technologies for their detection, prevention, and elimination in food and beverage processing plants and warehouses.

2:15 PM – 2:25 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation
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2:30 PM – 3:15 PM EST
Today’s Trends in Rodent Monitoring Technologies
Rodents consume large amounts of food, and contaminate even more with their urine, feces, and hair, spreading filth and disease. In fact, we lose more than 20% of the world’s food to rat and mice each year. Although these sly, elusive creatures can be difficult control, new technologies, particularly electronic monitoring, combined with a robust Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, are helping food and beverage processors win the war against rodents. With her background in public health, her extensive experience in IPM education and implementation, and key focus on rodents, Janet Hurley provides a look at today’s innovative detection and control methods and technologies – and their application in your facility.

3:15 PM – 3:25 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation
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3:25 PM – 3:35 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation
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3:40 PM – 4:25 PM EST
How These New Technologies Work Within Current Standards and Regulations
Standards and regulations are generally developed to meet current conditions, thus the advent of new technologies and innovations can cause the standard developers and regulators to have to modernize their approaches to enable a “fit,” and allow for the advancement of continued innovation. Geoff Farrell’s 25+ years of expertise in global standards and program development connects the dots between pest control technologies and the global GFSI standards, along with a look at various applicable regulations of the U.S. and Canada. Discover how the new technologies in food plant pest control can fulfill the standards and where concerns and challenges lie.

4:25 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Conference Wrap-Up