Two-day workshop offers recertification credits and features keynote speaker Dr. Austin Frishman and other government and industry experts
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (June 4, 2012) – Pest management and food safety professionals will have the opportunity to attend a cross-functional workshop intended to educate both groups on the latest research and best practices in their industries. The seminar, which will be presented by RK Pest Management Services and sponsored by Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, offers recertification credits for professionals and features presentations from several industry experts, including Dr. Austin Frishman, AMF Pest Management Services, as well as other Professional Pest Management and industry experts.
“At Bayer, we are constantly striving to transform the future of the pest management industry, which is why we are proud to participate in this seminar hosted by RK Pest Management Services,” said Joseph Barile, technical services support at Environmental Science. “We hope professionals from both pest management and food safety industries take advantage of this opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the business.”
The Pest Management and Food Safety Seminar will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Teaneck, N.J., on June 12-13, 2012. The two-day workshop is geared toward food safety and quality assurance managers, pest management professionals and other personnel who work in food processing plants, food warehouses, packaging facilities, pharmaceutical operations and retail food operations. Pesticide applicator recertification and CEUs will be offered and must be verified prior to the event.
Industry-leading experts will present on several topics, including the following:
- Unique Challenges & Special Situations: Past, present and future industry trends affecting pest management professionals
Presented by Dr. Austin Frishman, AMF Pest Management Services
- Pheromone Technology: The dynamics of special distribution, dispersal behavior and implications for effective pest management
Presented by Dr. James Campbell, Research Entomologist, USDA ARS CGAHR
- Rodent Control Strategies: The behavior and ecology of rodents in urban environments, recent changes in rodenticide labels and how it has impacted the way technicians manage their rodent control program
Presented by Dr. Robert Corrigan, RMC Consulting
Other session speakers will discuss FDA updates, the importance of pest management programs, inspections and corrective actions in the food industry, the necessary restaurant preparation for a third-party inspection and industry updates on fumigation.
“It is our goal to educate all professionals on the leading trends in the fields of pest management and food safety, and ultimately encourage attendees to continue learning how both industries play integral roles in community and public health,” said Dr. Frishman.
Professionals can enroll in the seminar by registering online at www.rkchemical.com. To verify state recertification credits and category approvals, call (866) 800-7378 or (631) 421-1120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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