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IAOM Releases Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual

Date Posted: October 3, 2013

IAOM is pleased to announce the release of a new resource for the milling industry – the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual.

The IPM Manual was developed by members of IAOM’s Food Protection Committee who are all practical experts in IPM programs.

The IPM Manual will serve as a resource to identify, prevent, and eliminate conditions that could promote or sustain a pest population with a food manufacturing, storage, or transportation operation.

IPM relies on appropriate assessment, monitoring, and management of pest activities.

The manual provides links to other web resources such as the FDA, ARS, the National Pest Management Association, and many others so that the reader has easy access to supporting materials.

This document was created in response to a request from the North American Millers’ Association to compile a document that would combine information on integrated pest management, particularly due to the phase-out of methyl bromide and concerns with other space fumigants.

The manual includes chapters on Management Commitment, Key Stored-product Pests, IPM Components, IPM Application for Processes, and Rodents and Bird Management.

The manual can also be used in other food processing industries that handle pest-sensitive ingredients.

This document can only be found on the IAOM website.

It is available for download under the Publications tab at www.iaom.info/content/wp-content/uploads/IPM-Manual1.pdf.

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