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PCT Publishes Spanish-Language Edition of Technician’s Handbook

Now available in Spanish, the 340-page, practical guide to the biology, behavior and control of structural pests provides service technicians, managers, technical directors and owners/operators with quick access to pest identification and control strategies. More

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Bakeshop Over Pest Concerns

Food Safety

Dutchman’s Bakeshop, Waynesboro, Va., was sent a warning letter (dated Feb. 3, 2015) from the FDA over failures to “take effective measures to exclude pests from processing areas and to protect against the contamination of food on the premises by pests.” More

BPI Sports Adopts ChromaDex Quality Verification Seal Program

Industry News

ChromaDex announced that sports nutrition supplier BPI Sports has contracted with ChromaDex for third-party verification of BPI Sports' protein products. More

NSF Strengthens its Global Food Division’s European Team


Kevin Swoffer was announced as technical director of NSF's Global Food Safety Division. Additionally, NSF promoted Stephen Cox to global managing director, NSF Agriculture and Grace O’Dwyer to director of operations for NSF’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. More

Study: Listeria Pathogen is Prevalent, Persistent in Retail Delis

Food Safety

Purdue University research shows that standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with vulnerable immune systems. More

FDA Seeks Key Investments for Implementing FSMA


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requesting an additional $109.5 million for the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as part of President Obama’s FY 2016 budget request. More

Dairy and Food Processing Microbiology Lab Methods Course Announced

Industry Events

The course is scheduled for March 23-24, at the CSI Shields Building, in Twin Falls, Idaho. More

FDA Commissioner Hamburg to Step Down in March

News Coverage

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will leave the agency by the end of March, ending a tenure marked by an expansion of food safety regulation and speedier drug approvals. More

Marshfield Food Safety Granted Chemistry Accreditation

News Coverage

On Jan. 5, Marshfield Food Safety, LLC received accreditation for Chemical Testing according to International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 through American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). More

B&G Releases Spot SprayR

Supplier News

The new low-volume sprayer is light enough for PMPs to wear on their belt, yet robust enough for small spot spraying tasks. More

Nixalite Offers New 100% Stainless Steel Bird Spike

Supplier News

Pigeon Spike Stainless are tough, yet flexible all stainless steel bird spikes. More

McCloud Services Announces Annual Pest Invasion Food Safety Seminar

Industry Events

The annual food industry seminar takes place on April 21, at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center at Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. More

Xcluder Introduces Night Guard Rodent-Proof Dock Leveler Seals

Supplier News

The product is designed to protect the small gap around dock levelers that otherwise create an open invitation for small rodents. More

Coalition Says West Coast Port Disruption is 'Crippling' Ag Exports

News Coverage

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) said disruption at West Coast container ports is reducing U.S. agriculture exports and the amount of lost business is accelerating as congestion continues. More

China Struggles With Food Safety

Food Safety

The Second Draft FSL reflects NPC revisions made in response to comments by NPC delegates, administrative agencies in China, and other stakeholders on an earlier draft released in July of 2014. More

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