Four food processing facilities were named winners of the 2017 IPM Partner Awards co-presented by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and global public health organization NSF International. The winners, selected by an Awards Jury comprised of experts in the pest management and food safety industries, were honored for their dedication to and success in their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) partnerships with Orkin.
IPM is an environmentally responsible pest management approach that emphasizes multiple methods of non-chemical pest control and prevention. The winning facilities were honored for their demonstrated commitment to comprehensive IPM programs that focused on vigilant sanitation, prompt attention to structural pest management recommendations, diligent record keeping and staff participation in IPM training sessions and efforts.
The 2017 IPM Partner Awards food-facility winners are:
- Magnolia Foods LLC (Mira Loma, Calif.) – California-based food manufacturer and SQF Level 3 certified supplier of corn and flour tortillas, and other related products, servicing the foodservice and retail industries.
- Petco DC #528 (Mira Loma, Calif.) – Regionally based distribution center for the leading specialty retailer of premium pet food and supplies.
- Pure’s Food Specialties Inc. (Broadview, Ill.) – A family owned and operated cookie manufacturing company, producing 60,000 pounds of cookie products per day.
- The Wright Group (Plain City, Ohio) – A leading provider of customized nutritional blends, premixes and nutritional ingredients to global leaders in the growing functional food and nutritional supplement markets.
“The IPM Partner Awards recognize facilities that have gone above and beyond to implement IPM principles,” said Dr. Thomas Green, president of The IPM Institute of North America and 2017 IPM Partner Awards juror. “These awards reinforce the crucial role of a sustainable approach to pest management, and it’s with great pride that we honor these facilities for their commitment to protecting the environment while managing pests.”