Using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Technology to Reduce the Risk of Pest Issues in Food Manufacturing

Food, Food Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Food Safety & Regulation,
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The food industry faces enormous pressure to ensure the provision of safe, high-quality food in the face of a rising population and increasing legislation. As supply chains become more global, food safety programs become more complex and difficult to manage. Innovations in technology and data are playing a key role in ensuring high standards of food safety. Recent advances in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology also allow properties to think differently about pest control and preventative pest management programs. The effective use of (IIoT) as it relates to pest control provides a real opportunity to significantly reduce and avoid the financial loss incurred as a result of contaminated products, product recalls and lost reputation originating from a pest infestation or poor hand hygiene practice.

The goal of this webinar is to focus on how IIoT can help improve the performance of your pest control program by monitoring and logging issues in real time, shortening response time to act, enhancing compliance with rigid standards and regulations, and supporting businesses to mitigate potential issues before they have an impact on the bottom line.


Judy Black, VP of Technical Services, Rentokil North America

Judy has worked in the pest management industry for over 29 years. She has authored many publications in trade magazines relating to pest management, food processing, facility management, healthcare, hotels, etc. Judy’s contributions have been recognized by the industry; she has been awarded the PCT/Syngenta Professional Products Crown Award for Technical Excellence, PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership Award for contributions to the pest management industry, and NPMA Woman of Excellence Award.

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John Kukoly, Americas Director, BRC Global Standards

John is a senior member of the BRC Global Standards team, responsible for the BRC programs throughout the Americas. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the BRC Global Standards are regarded around the world as the leading food safety and quality certification program. With over twenty years management experience in the food production and certification industry, with roles in production, quality, engineering, and auditing, John brings a wealth of experience and expertise to BRC and the GFSI technical working groups.

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Who Should Attend?

Professionals involved in the manufacturing, processing, shipping, storage and handling of food.

Relevant functions include Managers/Directors of:

  • Operations
  • Plant
  • Production
  • Safety
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Quality Control (QC)
  • Quality Deployment
  • Continuous Improvement

What You Will Learn

  • How pest control issues are currently dealt with
  • How to leverage Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a prevention approach
  • Why IIoT is better for audits

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Rentokil Steritech

Rentokil Steritech is the third largest pest control company in North America. The company and its regional brands, J.C. Ehrlich, Western Exterminator, and Presto-X, provide commercial and residential pest control to customers in the U.S. and Canada through expertly trained teams of Specialists.

Rentokil Steritech specialists are food industry experts and often help companies create a pest control program in food industry businesses that will help remove pest infestations, spot pest problems and offer solutions and prevent future pest infestations. Our goal is food safety pest control to get rid of food pests and prevent them from returning.

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