Posts with the tag: "jeff weier"

Risk Management – The Importance of Documentation

June

18

2015

As the full impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and expanded GFSI audits is felt, food processing clients will be tasked with maintaining and providing extensive, up-to-date documentation for inspectors and auditors. Documentation has always been an integral part of a food processing facility’s operating procedures but the requirements are becoming more exacting and the stakes…

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Tags: Sprague Pest Solutions  |  jeff weier  |  Risk Management  |  Sprague Pest Experts  |  Risk

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

An Update on the Pollinator Issue

March

31

2015

Pollinator health has been in the news lately and there are a lot of questions, as well as some erroneous information, being presented. The Sprague Pest Experts are very aware of the important role pollinators play in agriculture production in the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain regions and across the country. Bees, flies, moths and other insects help pollinate crops that in turn help yield the…

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Tags: jeff weier  |  Pollinators  |  Bees  |  spring  |  summer

Breaking the Hearts of Stored Product Pests With Mating Disruption

February

25

2015

It may seem unkind for the Sprague Pest Experts to be endorsing mating disruption so soon after Valentine’s Day but we aren’t in the matchmaking business for pests. We actually want to see our client’s and pests break up for good! Putting a damper on the romance stored product pests have with food processing and storage facilities is a job Sprague Pest Solution’s Jeff Weier…

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Tags: jeff weier  |  mating disruption  |  pantry pests  |  stored product pests

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