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More Than 100 Attend Annual IPM Seminar

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The annual Integrated Pest Management for Food Plants seminar was held in Hershey, Pa., in June.

| August 15, 2014

More than 100 professionals representing various food manufacturing and pest control companies gathered in Hershey, Pa., on June 4-5, at the annual Integrated Pest Management for Food Plants seminar. Attendees traveled from 20 US states and two Canadian provinces to learn from the guest speakers. The course, sponsored annually by AIB International and RK Pest Management, brought together industry experts to cover a broad spectrum of relevant topics, including: regulatory and industry updates, food safety audits and inspections, pest management practices, facility assessments, as well as control and management solutions for specific food industry pests.
 
“I am very pleased with the success from this year’s seminar,, said Richard Kammerling, RK Pest Management. “Our guest speakers were able to help the attendees improve their understanding of science-based pest management strategies and provide them with essential information needed to advance their pest management programs.”
 
The speaker lineup featured many well-known profiles in the food and pest industries, including: Pat Brown (Rite-Aid Corporation), Dan Collins (Collins Pest Management), Joseph Corby (Association of Food & Drug Officials), Raj Hulsare (Temp-Air), Richard Kammerling (RK Pest Management Services), Dr. Steve Kells (University of Minnesota), Kim Kemp (Nestlé Purina), Bill Pursley (AIB International), Larry Schaumburger (Frito-Lay North America), and Rod Wheeler (AIB International).
 

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