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April 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Improving Sanitation Outcomes by Leveraging IoT to Prevent Infestation

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The internet of things for food manufacturing may just be the technology we’ve all been waiting for. With a pressing need to find innovative ways to stay informed while reducing person-to-person contact that could spread illness, remote monitoring technology and methods for better  facility management and sanitation are top of mind for many strategists.

In this webinar, we will discuss approaches to applying these technologies in food manufacturing plants particularly with a perspective on current technology for improving pest management and sanitation practices.

The event will feature presentations and discussions with:
  • Angela Anandappa, Ph.D., Founding Director, Alliance for Advanced Sanitation
  • Peter Jardine, Head of Marketing & Strategy, Bayer Digital Pest Management

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

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will learn:

  • Rationale for automating trap checking
  • Implications for pest management
  • Implications for manufacturing
  • IoT and how it works
  • Prioritizing preventive actions with the time savings

Who Should Attend:

  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Sanitation Managers
  • Pest Management Program Managers (in house and 3rd Party Service Providers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Risk Managers


Angela Anandappa, Ph.D.
Founding Director
Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Angela Anandappa, Ph.D. is the founding director for the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation. Anandappa is an experienced food safety industry professional having worked in supply chain, product development and sanitation areas of the food manufacturing industry.

She has served as an assistant professor in the department of food science and technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has taught both graduate- and undergraduate-level courses. Prior to her current role, she was the section manager, supply chain safety assurance for the Kraft Heinz Company. She has expertise in product development, supplier gap assessments and technical consultations, risk-based supplier evaluation and verification support and manufacturing support and plant readiness evaluations. She currently serves as the co-chair for the food chemical hazard and food allergy professional development group at IAFP, serves on several boards such as the board of directors for the Animal Digestible Food Packaging Initiative and for Food Safety Tech. Anandappa has published many journal articles, with most recent work focusing on microbiome and hygienic conditions of facilities.

Peter Jardine
Head of Marketing & Strategy
Bayer Digital Pest Management

In his career, Peter has focused on differentiating brands, creating new products and services.  He has launched 20 new products and services in numerous market segments. Peter gained pest management experience when he joined Orkin Pest Control as the Sr. Director of Strategy and Innovation.   Leveraging his passion and experience, Peter is one of the cofounders of a startup venture at Bayer which ultimately became the Digital Pest Management business which launched the Bayer Rodent Monitoring System in 2017.

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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