Pest Control – is it bugging you? Conference & Exhibition

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02 Jul
SOFHT Press Release

Press Release (11th May 2015): SOFHT Convenes Industry Experts for Pest Control Conference…
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Date: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Venue: Yew Lodge Hotel, 33 Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby , DE74 2DF

With the third party auditing standards changing with retailers and BRC since the beginning of 2015 and increasing pressure being placed on sites to pass announced and unannounced, audits can you afford not to be in attendance at this conference which will provide delegates with up to-date information about what is going on in the industry and how you can prepare for changing standards and meet customer expectations.

We have 6 key speakers from within industry who will be presenting on a wide scope of subjects.

Professor Moray Anderson of Killgerm provides an interesting account of why such flies should be on the agenda for businesses. Small flies (such as filter and fruit flies) can often be underrated by pest control contractors and food manufacturers……………their presence may be adversely affecting your bacterial counts/How are they best controlled?

Frederick Hurstel of Pest West will discuss effective strategies for Flying Insect Control. Electronic Fly Killers have provided a reliable method of flying insect control since early 20th Century. They continue to evolve to reduce associated contamination risks. The presentation will present how you can reduce contamination risks and satisfy third party auditing standards whilst providing effective flying insect cover within your premises.

Why do some food manufacturers continue to have sporadic pest issues? Brian Duffin, Rokill Chief Technical Officer, discusses why so many sites experience repeat infestations, whilst managing to satisfy third party auditing standards? What more can be done to determine root cause of the problem? What are your responsibilities and what are your pest control contractor’s?

Kevin Higgins – Membership Manager, British Pest Control Association (BPCA). Kevin will be representing the BPCA discussing the non-conformities that are seen within the industry against audited standards.

Jonathan Revell – White Welly Ltd will lead the presentation on auditors, manufacturers, pest controllers and Issue 7. With the changing requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety – Issue 7 and to pest management operations over the coming year there is the need to demonstrate an ongoing effective preventive pest control programme. This will affect a number of companies, both in regard to the requirements of the Standard specifically relating to pest control and to their responsibilities for minimising presence of pests and risk of contamination of raw materials, products and packaging. The importance of maintaining that close relationship between food manufacturers and pest controllers and demonstrating it to the BRC auditor is key.

Waitrose version 3………..a demanding specification for those sites offering “more of what you love” to this retailer. William Watts, Category Technical Manager at Waitrose, discusses what the retailer is ideally going to see when companies follow specification v3.


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