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Canada’s best receive 2017 Gold Medal IPM Partner Awards

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Food Safety General 2017 Gold Medal IPM Partner Awards Alice Sinia AMF Pest Management Services Inc DB Schenker of Canada Kerry Canada NSF International Orkin The IPM Institute of North America

Food manufacturing and distribution facilities honored for pest management excellence.

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Two food processing facilities were named winners of the 2017 Gold Medal IPM Partner Awards co-presented by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and global public health organization NSF International.

The winners, selected by an Awards Jury comprised of esteemed experts in the pest management and food safety industries, were honored for their dedication to and success in their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) partnerships with Orkin.

“We are proud to recognize these facilities for their unparalleled pest management and IPM programs,” says Orkin Canada quality assurance manager Alice Sinia, Ph.D, and frequent contributor to Canadian Packaging magazine. “It’s an honor to partner with two outstanding facilities that value and excellently execute IPM techniques.”

IPM is an environmentally responsible pest management approach that emphasizes multiple methods of non-chemical pest control and prevention. The winning facilities were honored for their demonstrated commitment to comprehensive IPM programs that focused on vigilant sanitation, prompt attention to structural pest management recommendations, diligent record keeping and staff participation in IPM training sessions and efforts.


The 2017 winners, selected from an elite group of nominees from across the country by the Awards Jury, are:

  • DB Schenker of Canada (Bolton, Ont.) – One of the largest integrated logistics service providers in Canada covering a variety of industries including consumer goods and perishables.
  • Kerry Canada (Sainte-Claire, Qué.) – A world leader in food ingredients and flavors within the food and beverage industry.

“These facilities should be commended for their dedication to managing pests while protecting the environment through IPM practices,” says Dr. Thomas Green, president of The IPM Institute of North America and 2017 Awards juror. “It takes significant commitment and persistence to implement high-quality IPM programs like these.”

Awards NSF International global technical director consulting and technical services Dr. David Baker adds: “DB Schenker of Canada and Kerry Canada set the bar when it comes to pest management. Their programs are an example for other manufacturing and distribution facilities to follow as they establish food safety protocols.”

About the Awards Jury

  • David Baker, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., global technical director consulting and technical services, NSF International;
  • Austin Frishman, Ph.D., B.C.E., founder, AMF Pest Management Services Inc.;
  • Thomas A. Green, Ph.D., president, The IPM Institute of North America Inc.;
  • Alice Sinia, Ph.D., quality assurance manager, regulatory and lab services, Orkin Canada;
  • Tim Husen, Ph.D., B.C.E., technical services manager, Orkin;
  • Frank Meek, BCE, international technical and training director, Orkin.

About Orkin, LLC
Orkin Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc., is the country’s largest pest control provider and leader in the development of fast, effective and environmentally responsible pest control solutions. Using a proprietary, three-step approach, Orkin provides customized services to approximately 1.7 million homeowners and businesses in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, South America, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa. Committed to studying pest biology and applying scientifically proven methods, Orkin Canada provides professional services to both residential and commercial clients from coast-to-coast. For more information, visit

About The IPM Institute of North America
The IPM Institute of North America, Inc. is an independent non-profit organization formed in 1998 to foster recognition and rewards in the marketplace for goods and service providers who practice IPM. The Institute’s mission is to leverage the power of the marketplace to improve health and environment through Integrated Pest Management and other sustainable practices. The Institute is a partner with Sysco Corporation on its IPM and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative with its processed fruit and vegetable suppliers, and with potato suppliers to McDonald’s Corporation, and co-leads the US National School IPM Working Group and International IPM Symposium, to be held next in 2018. The Institute is funded by grants from government, private foundations and industry, memberships and fees for services and programs. Learn more at

About NSF International
NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the building materials, food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment ( Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 155 countries, NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment. NSF Sustainability draws upon this expertise in standards development, product assurance and certification, advisory services and quality management systems to help companies create more sustainable products, operations, systems and supply chains.


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