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Media Release — Food Safety Straight From the Experts

Tacoma, Washington (February 18, 2014) – Meeting the demands of increased documentation and closer scrutiny by third-party auditors has changed the dynamics for food processing, warehousing and transportation managers across the Pacific Northwest.

To assist food industry professionals meet these requirements and maintain effective pest management programs, make plans to attend the Sprague Pest Solutions Food Safety Pest Management Conference.

The event includes an impressive lineup of expert speakers that are ready to share the latest information on how to improve pest management program efficiencies and efficacy, and stay compliant with third-party audits.

Featured Sessions and Speakers

 Assessing Rodent Risk in Food Processing
Robert Corrigan, Ph.D., Owner and President, RMC Pest Management Consulting
 IPM Inspections for Hot Spots in Food Plants
Stephen Kells, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor & Entomologist, University of Minnesota
 Outside Influences on Food Plant Pest Management – FSMA, GFSI and Regulations Richard H. Dougherty, Ph.D., Professor and Food Science Specialist, Washington State University
 Trends in Third Party Audit Compliance
Jeff Kronenberg, Food Processing Specialist, University of Idaho, School of Food Science, TechHelp Idaho
 Extreme IPM and the Timeline of Change in Pest Management
Jeffrey A. Weier, BCE, Technical Director, Sprague Pest Solutions
 Birds: Preventing Failures in Food Safety
Keith Rowney, Special Services Manager, Sprague Pest Solutions

The cost to attend the conference is $295 per person. Early bird registration is $245 per person through February 25. Group discounts available for groups of three or more. CEU credits will be available. Attendees can register at

Sprague Pest Solutions (, founded in 1926, delivers innovative pest solutions to commercial and residential pest management customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Sprague is a Copesan Services partner.

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Media Contact:
Carrie Thibodeaux / Sprague Pest Solutions
253/405-2590 /