Food enters our mouth. So basically, everything that involves food should really be kept clean all the time. Food businesses are required to pass tests involving cleanliness before they could operate. Furthermore, they must maintain cleanliness at all times in order to avoid contamination and in order to avoid inviting different kinds of pests like cockroaches, mice, flies and others. In cases where this becomes uncontrollable, several measures must be followed.

In Singapore, there are many pest control companies in Singapore, but PestBusters Singapore is Asia’s leading in terms of technology use in its operations. They have also received awards for their excellence and growth to the industry in Singapore. If you are looking for pest exterminators in Singapore, they are definitely the go-to.

Your Croydon, in their article, will tell us all about pests in your food business. Let us read below.

Pests in your food business

Food businesses must take all reasonable precautions to prevent food pests, namely rats, mice, cockroaches, beetles, ants and flying insects gaining entry into food storage and preparation areas. This is to prevent the contamination of foodstuffs.

What to do if you have a pest infestation

If you think you have a pest problem call us for more advice.

Pest infestation cost businesses money, it is your responsibility to deal with pests effectively. We recommended that food business operators set up a contract with a reputable pest control company.

Most common pests encountered in food businesses are rodents – rats and mice, insects – cockroaches, ants, beetles and flies, birds – pigeons, seagulls Read more here.

Provided above are the pieces of information of what you should in case pests like rodents, cockroaches, flies, and pigeons infest your food business. This is a very serious matter because dirty food will surely affect your customer’s health. Let us see one example a food business which has been infested with rats. Let us find out what they did about it.  Channel News Asia will share it to us.

Pest control measures carried out after rat sightings at Alexandra Village Food Centre

SINGAPORE: Pest control measures have been carried out at Alexandra Village Food Centre after rats were spotted at the establishment, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday (Oct 2).

In response to Channel NewsAsia’s queries, the agency said it received two rat-related complaints at the food centre, and has since conducted “multiple inspections”.

“NEA had conveyed our findings, which included rat droppings on top of the exhaust ducting at the food centre and a few burrows outside the food centre, to the town council for their rectification and follow-up.”

The town council has since conducted pest control treatment at Alexandra Village Food Centre and its surrounding areas, and will continue with other rat control measures, the agency said.

NEA is also assisting the town council and Hawkers’ Association to ensure that a “tight rat control regime” is in place at the food centre. This includes reviewing rat control plans, good housekeeping, removal of food sources, refuse management and adequate pest control checks. Read more here.

There were complaints about rats in the Alexandra Village Food Centre and it was proven after some inspections were done. Good thing that pest control treatment has been conducted even including other surrounding areas. Now, you should better check your pantry if you have pests in there. Werda Shermeen Zia will tell us how to identify a bug infestation in your pantry.

Pantry Pests 101: How to Identify a Bug Infestation in Your Pantry?

It is very likely that you have eaten a pantry bug or its eggs at some point in your life. Most of the food products that are known to sometimes have bug infestations (flour, rice, cereals,…) already have bugs in them when they are bought from the market. This is because female bugs lay eggs in grain kernels and these eggs sometimes survive the milling and manufacturing processes. While the idea of having accidentally eaten bugs hiding in your food is certainly gross, luckily ingesting bugs that inhabit flour or grain-based products isn’t harmful for humans. You can also console yourself with the fact that the heat from baking kills the tiny creatures.

Just because the extra protein in your diet isn’t harmful, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to eliminate the bugs.  While there is nothing you could have done to prevent the bugs from ending up in the box of cereal you picked off the shelf of your favorite supermarket, you can make sure the bugs don’t chew through everything in your pantry. The damage such bugs do to stored products creates harborage for fungi and bacterium. The first step in resolving the problem is to identify if there is an infestation in your pantry. If you aren’t sure that your pantry is infested, here are a few signs to look out for: Read more here.

Thanks to those tips you can now have a clue on whether you have pests in your pantry. This is a place where food and utensils are kept that is why it must be regularly monitored and checked especially if you have a food business because you are going to deal with a lot of people eating your food in here. As we said earlier, food goes inside the mouth and contaminated food might poison our body. We wouldn’t want that to happen that is why as early as possible, we should check and always prevent.

Paper is an essential material because it could be widely used everywhere. As we can observe, even in hospitals paper is used for writing prescriptions. But have you ever heard of the process called paper converting? Or do you know how it works? Well, it simply means taking raw paper and converting them into another product of a different use. For example, paper can be used and converted into tissue paper, or tissue paper could also be converted and made into different products.

Exhibition at Tissue World Miami

Come March 21-23, 2018, there will be a tissue industry paper expo and conference in Miami, USA, and there will be paper converting equipments on exhibit. Numerous prominent tissue companies are also expected to attend. This Tissue World Miami trade show is expected to attract numerous industry experts too, and if you are concerned about the future of the industry you should attend.

Next, in an article by Peter Berg and Oskar Lingqvist, let us read about the transformational change in pulp, paper, and packaging in the next decade.

Pulp, paper, and packaging in the next decade: Transformational change

If you thought the paper industry was going to disappear, think again. Graphic papers are being squeezed, but the industry overall has major changes in store and exciting prospects for new growth.

From what you read in the press and hear on the street, you might be excused for believing the paper and forest-products industry is disappearing fast in the wake of digitization. The year 2015 saw worldwide demand for graphic paper decline for the first time ever, and the fall in demand for these products in Europe and North America over the past five years has been more pronounced than even the most pessimistic forecasts.

But the paper and forest-products industry as a whole is growing, albeit at a slower pace than before, as other products are filling the gap left by the shrinking graphic-paper2 market (Exhibit 1). Packaging is growing all over the world, along with tissue papers, and pulp for hygiene products. Although a relatively small market as yet, pulp for textile applications is growing. And a broad search for new applications and uses for wood and its components is taking place in numerous labs and development centers. The paper and forest-products industry is not disappearing—far from it. But it is changing, morphing, and developing. We would argue that the industry is going through the most substantial transformation it has seen in many decades. Read more here.

People are saying that that the pulp and paper industry is coming to an end, but according to the article above, it is not the case. Instead, it is far from that. The industry is changing and slowly growing. In an article by Technavio, let us look at the trends, forecast, and growth prospects of the global paper converting machine market.

Global Paper Converting Machine Market – Trends, Forecast, and Growth Prospects Now Available from Technavio

According to the latest market research study released by Technavio, the global paper converting machine market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 4% during the forecast period 2016-2020.

This market research report by Technavio provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. The report also includes an up-to-date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

Technavio research analysts categorize the global paper converting machine market based on end-product type: Read more here.

It is great news that the global paper converting machine market is expected to grow. Global paper converting machine market share by end-product type 2015 for tissue paper, paperboards, and stationery paper is also provided above. Now, let us read some of the evolving trends and key insights of converting paper market by 2024.

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  Converting Paper Market – Evolving Industry Trends and Key Insights by 2024
      Converting Paper Market is driven by rising demand for logistics & delivery of goods; changing consumer lifestyle coupled with higher disposable income of youths will further accelerate the demand for converting paper bags, ultimately creating demand for converting paper over the forecast period

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/11/2018 — The dynamics of the paper industry is challenging innature wherein the producers have to be adapt to the changing demand of the consumers. The per capita consumption of paper is relatively high in the developed region such as North America and Europe. Out of which converting paper market segment is expected to witness a higher CARG in the near future. Some of the commonly preferred types of converting paper are an envelope, laser bond, mocr bond, river jet amongst many others which are of a superior quality. The top players in converting paper market face a very competitive landscape in which their primary focus strategy are three “R” which stands for Recycle, Reduce and Reuse. Read more here.

Producers really have to be flexible when it comes to the consumers’ demands. The increasing demand also means the need for more raw materials. However, it is good to know that along with adjusting to the changing demands, producers are also thinking and considering nature by applying the three Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle).



Seeing ants congregate at different areas in your home can be very offensive. A question that might run through your mind is – how do I get rid of this nuisance for good? Well, the best option when it comes to ants control you require a professional pest control company. Of course, before they come to address your pest problem, you will have to make some preparations.

Ant control

Insecticides are used by professional pest control service to eliminate ant from a home or an office. The process by which this is done is pretty straightforward. First, baits are placed on strategic areas, where ants have often been seen congregating or feeding. The bait is carefully placed on a holder or cardboard.

This method has been met with much success, in the past and is still in use right now. The purpose of the bait system is not to kill the first wave of ants that come out, but rather to follow their trail and see where it leads, which is their nest where their queen is located. The ants that approach a bait are likely worker ants and they are easily replaceable. Hence it would be wise to follow their trail so that you can eliminate them for good.

Before a pest control company visits your home, they are going to give a list of some activities you need to carry out prior to their visit.

Your job therefore, is to follow the instructions they have given you in the letter. If in the future, you want to handle a pest situation on your own, do well to read the instruction on the pest control product you are about to purchase.

When you make all the necessary preparations, the chance of re-infestation becomes very slim. If you fail to prepare for the pest control service, the chance of a re-infestation becomes very high.


Steps in preparation

In other for the exterminator to rid your home of ants without any sort of complications, you have to do the following.

  1. Get rid of your trash.
  2. Carefully vacuum you home.
  3. Eradicate any potential ant food source so as to make the bait method more effective.
  4. Wipe your counters
  5. Ensure that your floors are clean.
  6. Store your food in the refrigerator.
  7. Reduce the amount of leftovers to the barest minimum.
  8. Wash your dishes and your dishwasher as often as possible
  9. If you store recyclables in your home, rinse them and keep them in an ant-proof container.
  10. As soon as the pest control agent arrives at your home, explain the nature of your ant problem and show him the areas where you see ants often.

Before a pest control agent starts addressing your pest problem, ask him to tell you exactly what he is going to do. Also, ensure that he gives you some after treatment instructions.

Important steps you should take after an ant control service have been performed

  1. Do not use very strong cleaner, close to the bait. This will make the ant unable to find the bait.
  2. Do not spray insecticide on an ant that is approaching the bait.
  3. If some ants are heading away from the bait, don’t disturb them. Rather move the bait to the area where you can see the ant.

Eradication of ants from your home for good is not difficult as it might seem, all you have to do is to follow the instructions laid out by a pest control company. If you are able to follow it strictly, you will be able to get rid of your pest problem permanently.

The Brooklin Redmen came into tonight’s game looking for a win in front of their home fans.  The team had recently added Gavin Prout, 2000 Major Series Rookie of the Year, as well as Jonas Derks to the line-up.  Both players ended up playing big roles in the 8-7 win for the Redmen in front of a decent crowd at Iroquois Park Arena.

The Redmen went with Gee Nash in net, while the Lakers started Derek Collins.

The Lakers jumped on the board first and second to open a 2-0 lead with just four minutes off the clock.  The Redmen answered as Derks scored a power play marker with almost fifteen minutes gone in the first.  The teams traded goals including a Jason Crosbie goal with just 11 seconds on the clock to give the Lakers a 3-2 lead after one.

The defensive struggle continued in the second frame, as each team was only able to squeeze out one goal.  Crosbie scored his second on the power play and Jason Clark scored his first of three on the night for the Lakers, as Peterborough hung on to a 4-3 lead after two periods.  The second period saw all hell break loose as referees Martin and Gardonio decided some rough play along the glass deserved all 10 players on the floor being escorted off the floor and straight to the showers.  Five Redmen and five Lakers were given game misconducts as well as a variety of other calls for 77 minutes of penalties to the visitors versus 72 minutes for the Redmen on that one costly skirmish.

The third period was more wide open on the floor as well as in the players’ benches.  Mike Hamilton tied the game for the Redmen at 5:58 of the final frame.  The teams traded goals for the rest of that period with Jason Clark notching his hat-trick goal at 16:28 of the period.  Gavin Prout gave the crowd a reason to cheer as he cut across the front of Derek Collins in the Laker net and buried one with 47 seconds remaining to send the Redmen away with two very important points.

Penalties on the night were 125 for the Lakers and 94 for the Redmen.  Both goalies went the distance in their respective nets.

Next up for the Redmen, they host the much improved Akwesasne Thunder Wednesday June 18, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. at Iroquois Park Sports Centre.

The Brooklin Redmen kicked off their 2003 season tonight on the road against their long-time rivals the Peterborough Lakers.  Talk amongst fans and observers of the team has been the number of veterans who may or may not return this season.  That was not important on this night, and indeed Coach Troy Cordingley said on the opening night of training camp that he was only interested in effort and grit showed by players who wanted to play.  The Redmen had built a 7-3 lead into the second period and despite the 10-8 loss Cordingley was happy with the effort and physical play that was displayed on this night.

Earlier in the afternoon, General Manager Barry Johnson pulled off a trade with the Brampton Excelsiors for Scott Stapleford in return for a 2nd round draft pick in the 2004 draft.

The Redmen started Gee Nash in net while the Lakers went with Mike Miron.  Referees on the night were Bill Fox and Kevin MacPherson.

The teams were deadlocked at 3-3 after the first period.  The Redmen were up 3-2 looking as if they would hold that lead but with three seconds on the clock, Kevin Dostie scored for the Lakers to knot the game.  Jason Crosbie got the Redmen on the board in the first with goals also coming from Jay Huber and Bill Greer.

The middle frame looked very good for the visitors.  In front of solid goaltending from Nash, the Redmen were able to build a 7-3 lead with six minutes to go in the second.  The Lakers came back with two of their own in the last four minutes of the period and the Redmen took a 7-5 lead into the second intermission.

The final period was a tough one for the Redmen as they were held to only one goal, coming from ex-Laker Ryan Harris at 4:34 of the third.  The Lakers went on a four-goal run in the second half of the third, including one into an empty net to take the victory by a final of 10-8.

The Redmen will travel to Cornwall on Friday night June 6, 2003, for an 8:30 p.m. contest against the Akwesasne Thunder.

Opening night at home for the Redmen is Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 8:00 p.m. when they host these same Peterborough Lakers at Iroquois Park Arena.

Total penalties for the night – Redmen nine minors for 18 minutes and the Lakers have assessed seven minors for 14 minutes.

The Brooklin Redmen travelled east down the 401 tonight to take on the Akwesasne Thunder on Cornwall Island.  The Redmen were coming off a tough 10-8 loss last night in Peterborough in their first action of the season.  Jason Crosbie led the way tonight for the Redmen with five goals and one assist in a 13-9 loss to drop their record to 0-2.  The Redmen were without the services of Peter Lough, Barrett Church and Bill Greer who could not make the trip due to work commitments.

The Thunder won the first period by a score of 7-4, chasing Gee Nash from the net with 5:07 left in the frame.  David Power, who went the rest of the way, replaced him.

The second-period score was 5-1 for the Thunder as they took a 12-5 lead into the second intermission.  The Redmen showed some life in the final frame as they won that period 4-1.

As noted, Crosbie was (5,1) for the visitors.  Ryan Harris had a pair of goals and three helpers while Scott Stapleford added two goals and one assist.

Penalties on the night were 20 minutes on 10 minors for the Thunder and 10 minutes, five minors for the Redmen.

Redmen will regroup and host the Peterborough Lakers in their home opener on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 8:00 p.m.