- 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from Florida, Massachusetts, and New York.
- All 10 ill people were hospitalized. One death has been reported from Florida.
- Epidemiologic evidence shows that deli meat is a likely source of this outbreak.
- In interviews with 9 ill people, all reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. They reported purchasing prepackaged deli meats and meats sliced at deli counters at various locations.
- A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill – Xcluder announced that Troy Bergum has joined the company as sales manager for the company’s commercial product line. Bergum brings a wealth of career experience building distribution networks and developing and launching new products. In his new role, Bergum will promote Xcluder’s innovative line of commercial rodent-proofing solutions - including rodent-proof garage door seals, loading dock leveler seals, vertical side seals, loading dock pull chain seals and more - with a focus on the commercial door service industry.
Bergum joins Xcluder from DH Pace Company, a leading provider of door and door-related products and services.
“I’m proud to join the Xcluder team and help build on their impressive line of rodent-proofing solutions,” said Bergum. “Managing pest control and health regulations is critical to companies across all industries now more than ever, and the biggest vulnerability to rodents is almost always exterior doors. I’m excited to develop new product solutions and help build a network of trained installers to give our customers even more options.”
Dave Colbert, vice president of sales for Xcluder, added, “We’re excited to have Troy join the team. His expertise and contacts in the commercial door industry provide an opportunity for growth and partnerships that are a natural extension for Xcluder. Unprotected exterior doors create a thoroughfare of rodent activity, and Troy joining the team will help us provide customers with easier access to the products and know-how that are critical to protecting their businesses.”
ADAIR, OKLA.—Trécé Inc., a leading American manufacturer of pheromone and kairomone based insect trap and lure based monitoring systems and mating disruption products for insect control, announced the introduction of a new mating-disruption (MD) product designed to control five of the most destructive moth pests that attack agricultural commodities in processing, manufacturing and storage facilities.
The new offering, CIDETRAK IMM MEC, is a novel microencapsulated (MEC) sprayable formulation that provides mating disruption control of Indian meal moth (IMM), Plodia interpunctella; tobacco moth Ephestia ellutella; almond moth, Cadra cautella; raisin moth, Cadra figulilella and Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella.
“CIDETRAK IMM MEC is an excellent addition to Trécé’s rapidly growing stored product and pest control operator (PCO) line of mating disruption and traps and lures for insect monitoring,” said Bill Lingren, Trécé owner and founder. “The new formulation also provides exceptional ease of use because it produces no harmful or unsightly residues, is non-toxic and requires no facility shut-down or re-entry interval—when sprayed alone at the full rates.”
Trécé noted that the novel formulation also is fully compatible with other products, suspends and mixes well—and is very easy to measure and pour with a modern, well designed, tip-and-pour container.
“CIDETRAK IMM MEC provides an outstanding level of long-lasting efficacy for IMM and related moths when used alone,” said Trécé Stored Products and PCO Market Manager James Miller. “It is also extremely versatile, because it can be tank-mixed with conventional insecticides and/or insect growth regulators and used as a spray or aerosol to widen the range of control.”
The new product, which can be used alone or with Trécé’s successful CIDETRAK IMM solid MD dispenser, will be sold through the company’s distribution partners who currently offer the company’s STORGARD product line of insect monitoring traps and lures.
“Trécé encourages PCOS to explore the advantages of CIDETRAK IMM MEC and other Trécé products by visiting our exhibit at Pest World—or by contacting us through our website at www.Trece.com,” Miller said.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the ProSpection Solutions team, the industry leader in Low-Density Foreign Material Detection and package inspection. ProSpection has an incredibly talented and innovative team that uniquely positions itself to capitalize on the demands for superior automation and inspection. I look forward to partnering with companies to find solutions to add value and refocus labor wherever possible. We will provide solutions to meet the needs and overall goals with our customers through strong partnerships,” said Rowen.
Learn more at www.prospectionsolutions.com.