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Industry Spotlight: Pest Management in Retail Food Stores

10 Feb

Retail food stores encompass an ever expanding variety of settings and have morphed into “lifestyle” stores that include not only packaged goods, butcher, seafood and produce departments, deli and prepared foods counters, and in-store bakeries but..

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Food For Thought: Lessons Learned From The Chipotle Case

10 Feb

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently releases its findings from their investigation into the E. coli outbreaks that have plagued fast-food giant Chipotle across 14 states...

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Defining The Role of the QA Manager

10 Feb

The terms engagement and partnership seem overused in today’s business world. Everyone preaches the value of doing both these things but when the rubber hits the road does it really happen?..

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“The data we collect using handheld mobile technology isn’t designed to simply show we inspected a station or had to reloaded it with bait,” says Rogoway. “It is meant to show we did something to correct or prevent a pest issue in a client’s facility. If the data shows no service was required it means we did our job in protecting the client.” -Ari Rogaway, IT Director, Sprague Pest Solutions

Pest Management and The Technology Revolution: The Big Data Dig

10 Feb

The role technology plays in the everyday life of consumers is mind-boggling...

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Clean as a whistle: Pest management in clean rooms

16 Dec

How do pests access “clean rooms” with their high-tech air filtration systems and strict access requirements?..

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Paying Attention to National Rodent Awareness Week

07 Dec

Did you know mice can produce a new litter of up to a dozen offspring every three weeks?..

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The Sprague Pest Experts have introduced their Online Logbook audit compliance tool that will assist food industry clients prepare for and pass critical third-party audits. A complete online option for audit compliance, the Sprague Online Logbook reduces a facility’s risk by eliminating redundant data, ensuring there are no missing SDS, labels, licenses and Certificate of Insurance.

Reduce Risk and Save Time With Sprague Online Logbook

07 Dec

What food processing, transportation or distribution facility or QA manager doesn’t want to improv..

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A Fresh Look for the Sprague Brand

07 Dec

When you see one of the Sprague Pest Experts arrive at your facility over the next few months, you may notice something different about them...

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Even though the birds may have vacated their nesting sites in your facility, out of sight should not mean out of mind when it comes to bird management.

Don’t Hibernate This Winter When It Comes To Birds

20 Nov

Fall is an important time for bird management in commercial facilities since most species of protected migratory birds head south for warmer climates and abandon their nesting sites...

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First Two FSMA Rules Are On the Books

30 Oct

Nearly five years in the making, the first two rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act are on the books...

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The Bug Barometer:The Fall/Winter Forecast For Bugs In The Pacific Northwest

30 Oct

The National Pest Management Association recently released its Bug Barometer for the fall and winter season, and here is what it..

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If you ask the Sprague Pest Experts what the best rodent management practice is, we will tell you it’s not allowing them access to your facility in the first place. Keeping rodents on the outside looking in is accomplished be establishing and following good sanitation protocols and rodent-proofing your facility.

Exclusion Equals Success In Rodent Control

30 Oct

Rodents have been studied, observed and analyzed for years but a 100-year old quote from a British researcher aptly sums up what..

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