Items Tagged with 'pest control'

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GE fruit flies could save crops

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could be a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way to control pests according to new research from scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Oxitec Ltd.


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Pest Invasion 2014 takes on food safety

Food supply safety, and its connection to pest control, was the theme of this year's event.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Food supply safety—and its connection to pest control—was the central theme of this year’s event.


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Rootworm evolving to eat GMO corn, say scientists

The insects were unable to survive exposure to Bacillus thuringiensis-infected corn, but resistance has been growing.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Scientists say the first examples of resistance were found in 2009 in Iowa.
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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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Integrated Pest Management

Pest Control: The best defense? A good offense

Integrated pest management protects profits by relying on maintenance and sanitation for pest control, rather than chemical treatments that may require plant downtime.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Stringent hygiene requirements at food and beverage facilities make an effective pest control program imperative.
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Dock doors get some needed attention

Updated shipping and receiving doors prevent ongoing impact damage from forklifts and pallets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Shipping and receiving doors at this ice cream maker needed specialized treatment to prevent ongoing impact damage from forklifts and pallets.
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Cleaner/insect repellent

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Orkin Actizyme floor and drain cleaner uses naturally occurring enzymes and beneficial bacteria to break down grease and grime buildup in pipes, cracks and crevices.


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Nontoxic bird deterrent

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Bird-B-Gone Bird-OFF oil-based, nontoxic clear gel is made from all-natural, environmentally safe ingredients that also are safe for humans, birds and animals.


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Dock seal

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Sealing small light gaps caused by trailer protrusions, the Frommelt Insulator dock seal helps prevent the entry of dust, bugs and other contaminants into a facility.
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Can’t take the heat? Neither can the pests

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Humans aren’t the only ones seeking cooler places.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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