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September 10, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Pest Management, Accountability and Food Safety

How to get the best from your service provider

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An average recall costs companies $10 million. Are you confident that your pest management program is the best it can be to protect your brand and the public?

Most manufacturers outsource their pest management program as a way to reduce costs. While this will continue to be standard, manufacturers do not enjoy the same transparency or presence as they did in the past, when most programs were managed in-house. You certainly trust that the job is being done well, but with limited in-house pest management expertise, it can be hard to know if there are potential gaps or "blind spots" in the program that can put you at risk. In the end, you are accountable for the desired result and face the consequences  if there is a problem. A solution is easier than you may think.

We'll be discussing ways to collaborate with service providers and align expectations in order to get their very best service and the outcome you want - reduced food safety risk.

A Q&A with the speaker will follow the presentation. 

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will learn about:

  • How to build in-house knowledge
  • Collaborate with service providers
  • Evaluate current program parameters
  • Set expectations on IPM inspection quality
  • Assure compliance with program standards
  • Assure expertise/training of service technicians
  • Leverage technology to enhance service.

Who Should Attend:

  • Food Safety, Food Manufacturing and warehouse professionals who are either responsible or can be held liable for a facility recall, failed audit or damaged product


Joe Barile
Technical Service Lead
Bayer 's Pest Management & Public Health - Environmental Science Division

Joe Barile is the Technical Service Lead for Bayer’s Pest Management & Public Health business within the company’s Environmental Science division. He provides technical and training support internally to Bayer staff and externally to customers such as Pest Management Professionals and public vector control agencies. He has been involved in urban and public health pest management for 40 years, holding positions with major IPM product manufacturers, in public mosquito control, as a university extension entomologist, as a pest control technician and as the technical director of a multi-branch pest control firm.

Joe holds a degree in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, is a member of both the Entomological Society of America and the American Mosquito Control Association, and he is a Board Certified Entomologist.

Kristie Grzywinski
Technical Director
Food Marketing Institute's Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute

Kristie Grzywinski is responsible for delivering education solutions for SQF professionals, including SQF practitioners, consultants and auditors in support of SQF Institute’s globally recognized food safety and quality management standard. 

Ms. Grzywinski has made a career of training and education in the foodservice and food manufacturing industries, including the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® training program and Mérieux NutriSciences public and custom training courses. She is a passionate member of the Association for Women in Science and mentor to future food safety professionals with the International Association for Food Protection.

Maria Fontanazza
Food Safety Tech

Maria has more than a decade of experience in journalism, marketing, and communications within the publishing, conferences and medical device industry. She has authored more than 250 articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications and has moderated educational sessions and panel discussions at industry events. Maria joins Innovative Publishing from Secant Medical, Inc., where she was the Marketing Communications Manager and Market Research Manager. Maria has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in New Media and Visual Design, and a Minor in Fine Arts, from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.

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