WESTWOOD, N.J. — A five-star venue, expanded program, and world-class industry speakers will highlight RK Environmental’s “Food Safety and Pest Management 2013,” the company said.
The seminar, broadened this year to encompass both the food safety and pest management industries, will take place Oct. 2-3, at the luxury Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. This event is one of the fastest-growing food safety seminar in the industry.
Keynote speakers include Al St. Cyr, Head of Food Safety Education for AIB, who will present on the current state of third-party food safety audits, as well as Global Food Safety Initiative and new AIB standards. Rodent control expert Bobby Corrigan will discuss advanced techniques for rodent management in a food environment. Other notable speakers include Lowenstein Sandler attorney Robert Towey, on the legal aspect of food safety, and well-known entomologist Jeff Tucker, with insights on flies within the food environment. Additional subject matter experts will cover recalls, the Food Safety Modernization Act, and other timely subjects relevant for anyone working in the food safety and pest management industries.
The seminar will feature an evening networking event where attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s largest food producers, as well as an exhibit by suppliers who’ll present the latest products and services exclusively for the food and pest management industries. As an added meeting benefit, food industry attendees can earn CEUs, and recertification credits will be offered for certified pesticide applicators.
For more information or to register visit www.rkenvironmental.com or call Demi at 800/996-4402.
PMPs Save Baby Girl's Life
Employees with Isotech Pest Management rescued an 11-month-old child from drowning while on a job in Los Angeles, KTLA reports.
LOS ANGELES - PMPs with Isotech Pest Management saved an 11-month-old girl's life while out on a service call in Los Angeles, KTLA 5 reports.
According to Los Angeles police, the girl somehow fell into a bucket filled with water outside her home on May 21. Isotech employees Clint Czarnota, Gus James and Mike Mora, who were in a nearby building for a cockroach control call, heard a scream and ran to assist, according to the TV station.
Gus was able to perform CPR on the girl, after the girl's father had pulled her from the bucket. "The dad was karate chopping her back while she was upside down, trying to get water our of her," James told KTLA. "I could tell he did not know CPR or anything."
Gus' rescue effort was successful, and the girl was taken to a local hospital by paramedics.
"I am so proud of my employees," Isotech's Mike Masterson said in an email to PCT. "Knowing they were willing to be leaders and take command of a bad situation. The result, a little girl's life was saved and her parents will be able to kiss and hug her every day of their lives."
Read the full story at KTLA, and watch the news report below.
New Sentricon Sales Territory Created in the South
Brandon Crain will be the new sales representative for Mississippi, Northern Louisiana and Southern Alabama.
Brandon Crain. Photo courtesy of Dow AgroSciences.
INDIANAPOLIS - Dow AgroSciences has named Brandon Crain as the sales representative in the newly created territory for the Sentricon System in Mississippi, Northern Louisiana and Southern Alabama. He will be based in Jackson, Miss.
Crain joined Dow AgroSciences in January 2013 and holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural business and economics and a master's degree in business administration from Auburn University.
Prior to his new role, Crain completed an internship with Dow AgroSciences to maximize the usage of customer resources, the company said.
"I look forward to helping our Certified Sentricon Specialists grow their businesses and continuing to help make Sentricon the No. 1 brand in termite control," Crain said.
Dr. Wayne Williams, left, principal of Helena Intermediate School, and J.J. Farmer, of FarmerGuard Pest Control.
HELENA, Ala. - FarmerGuard Pest Control, based in Helena, Ala., ran a promotion throughout the month of April where a portion of all proceeds from new customer business would go to help local schools, the firm announced.
The "Help Our Schools" promotion helped raise $450 in funding that was presented at Helene Intermediate School in late May.
"We want to give back to our community as much as we can," said FarmerGuard's J.J. Farmer. "We're blessed to have our children enrolled in the Helena area schools which have some of the best teachers and support staff in the state."