Sprague Pest Solutions News

Preparing for Quarterly Program Reviews

March

19

2015

The calendar tells us spring is officially arriving this month and that the end of first quarter is upon us. For quality assurance managers the end of the first quarter also means it is time to prepare for the quarterly review with their pest management service provider. Food industry professionals should not dread these reviews like a trip to the principal’s office but rather view them as…

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Tags: 2015  |  Quarterly Review

Preparing For a Early Spring Pest Season

March

19

2015

The milder, above average temperatures the Pacific Northwest is experiencing this year may or may not be a symptom of global warming but one thing is for sure, it has given pests a head start as we roll into spring. The first quarter of 2015 has been a busy one for the Sprague Pest Experts as we partner with clients to prepare for third-party audits, navigate new food safety regulations, and…

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Tags: insect control  |  spring pests

FSMA Update: FDA Funding Food Safety Training

February

25

2015

To assist small to medium-size food processors and farm owners meet the training, education and technical assistance requirements of the new standards established under FSMA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced it was teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to fund training efforts in these critical areas. In a…

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Tags: 2015  |  FDA  |  food processing  |  food processing facilities  |  food processor  |  food safety  |  food safety and modernization act  |  food safety modernization act  |  FSMA

Just the Facts About Rats

February

25

2015

Rats are a prevalent pest in many commercial facilities especially those located in urban areas near bodies of water. The Seattle waterfront, for example, has long-been a haven for rats seeking harborage in the sewers, basements, crawlspaces and under sidewalks that are abundantly available in these areas. These opportunistic, disease-laden pests not only pose a threat to food safety but also to…

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Tags: 2015  |  Commercial facilities  |  commercial rodent control  |  Commercial Rodent Management  |  rats  |  rodents