Sprague Pest Solutions News

What's Trending in Food Safety?

May

21

2015

The recently completed Food Safety Summit in Baltimore has provided much for food processing, warehousing, transportation and distribution professionals to mull over as they look ahead to the second half of 2015. The Sprague Pest Experts caught up with Quality Assurance & Food Safety magazine editor, Lisa Lupo, for her impressions on what topics are headlining food industry…

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Tags: food safety  |  2015  |  Quality Assurance and Food Safety  |  Lisa Lupo  |  FSMA  |  Modernization Act  |  FDA  |  QA  |  listeria

A Fly in The Soup: Fly Management Tips

May

21

2015

Flies are one of the most commonly encountered pests in and around commercial facilities, especially in the summer months when pest pressure is on the rise. Aside from being a nuisance – who hasn’t spent part of a lunch or dinner taking a swipe or two at flies trying to share your entrée – these pests can spell trouble for food processing, healthcare and hospitality…

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Tags: flies  |  fly control  |  flying insects  |  Sprague  |  Sprague Pest Experts  |  Health  |  ILT  |  Fly management

Under Repair: The Seattle Tunnel Project

May

21

2015

Remember when Big Bertha, the 57 foot , 4 inch giant cutting tool, was slicing the new Highway 99 tunnel underneath downtown Seattle and poised to stir up the area’s well-entrenched rodent population? Well ever since Bertha’s progress came to a grinding – excuse the pun – halt in December 2013 when it hit a groundwater research pipe people have wondered, “Are Sven the…

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Tags: rats  |  tunnel construction  |  Highway 99  |  2015  |  Sprague Pest Experts  |  Bertha  |  Update  |  Progress

The Elements of Risk Management: Identifying Risks vs. Hazards

May

21

2015

When it comes to identifying hazards in the workplace some things are more obvious than others. A wet floor or broken handrail on a staircase is an obvious hazard that could lead to injuries, lost time and lawsuits. But when it comes to hazards in food safety the threats are not always as obvious. Bacteria that can lead to food-borne illnesses such as listeria or E. coli, is odorless, colorless…

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Tags: jeff weier  |  Risk Management  |  Risks vs. Hazards  |  Sprague Pest Experts  |  Hazards  |  Risk