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June 30, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Integrated Pest Management: Protect Food Safety and Prevent the Spread of Pathogens

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Millions of pounds of food go to waste annually as a result of pests. Much of this can be prevented with effective integrated pest management (IPM) and a quality sanitation program. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of pest management is more important than ever in retail/restaurant settings as well as in food production facilities. During this virtual conference, subject matter experts in IPM and sanitation will discuss how advances in technology can help your company work smarter while protecting your facility from potential damage and the spread of pathogens caused by pests, both of which can significantly compromise food safety.

Attendees will learn:

  • Key components of IPM
  • The importance of IPM in food safety programs
  • Risk mitigation and considerations in a COVID-19 world
  • The value of well-trained technicians
  • The role of solid sanitation programs
  • The importance of your approved product list
  • How technology can enhance IPM and work to your advantage

Professionals within the following job functions should attend:

  • Auditing
  • Pest management services
  • Quality assurance management
  • Sanitation
  • Manufacturing
  • Procurement

A Q&A with speakers and attendees will follow the presentations.


12:00 pm - Welcome and Introductions
 Maria Fontanazza, Editor-in-Chief, Food Safety Tech

12:05 pm - Pest Management and Risk Mitigation in the COVID-19 World
Joe Barile, Technical Service Lead, Bayer Environmental Science, Professional Pest Management

12:50 pm - Bayer Tech Talk
Peter Jardine, Head of Marketing & Strategy, Bayer Digital Pest Management

1 pm - Q&A

1:10 pm - Key Components to Successful IPM and Pest Management Programs
Judy Black, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Technical Services, Orkin, LLC

1:55 pm - Orkin, LLC -Tech Talk
Daniel Moran, Quality Assurance Manager, Orkin, LLC

2:05 pm - Q&A

2:15 pm - How an Effective Sanitation Program Protects against Pest and Food Contamination
Angela Anandappa, Ph.D., Founding Director, Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

3:00 pm - Tech Talk

3:10 pm - Q&A



Joe Barile
Technical Service Lead
Bayer Environmental Science, Professional Pest Management

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.

Judy Black
Vice President of Quality Assurance & Technical Services
Orkin, LLC

Judy Black is the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Technical Services for Rollins, Inc. A board-certified entomologist and PMP Hall of Fame recipient, she has more than 30 years of experience in the pest management field and is an acknowledged leader in the industry. For more information, email JBlack@rollins.com or visit www.orkincommercial.com.

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 served as the director of strategy and innovation for one of the largest pest control companies.  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.

Daniel Moran
Quality Assurance Manager
Orkin, LLC

Daniel has more than 30 years of experience in the pest management industry and is currently a Quality Assurance Manager for Rollins, Inc. He is an Associate Certified Entomologist and is PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) certified. Daniel has extensive experience in commercial food plant pest management, fumigation, residential and termite services. For more information, email dmoran@rollins.com or visit www.orkincommercial.com.


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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