SARASOTA, Fla. — flyDetect from PestWest was announced as joint winner of the Best New Product Award at The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Virtual Awards Ceremony, which took place on Dec. 4.
The SOFHT Awards recognize and celebrate excellence within the food industry and its associated
industries. The awards were judged by a panel of experienced food industry professionals from the society’s membership.
Fred Hurstel, PestWest business director, said, “We are so pleased that flyDetect has been
recognized as a best new product by food industry experts. It has been years in the making and is
the first of its kind in the pest control industry. Flying insects contaminating products remains a
significant issue for many food companies and early identification of potential flying insect problems
is a huge benefit in areas such as food production, where zero tolerance of insects is required.”
He added, "During the current pandemic, it is especially important that food manufacturers have
the peace of mind that insect detection is being taken care of whilst keeping their staff safe, and
flyDetect allows them to do this via remote monitoring.”
Visit www.pestwest.com to learn more about flyDetect.