Rentokil Initial Malaysia Kicked Off Supply Chain Risk Management Workshops and Launched PestConnect and Lumnia

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, August 27, 2017 --( Themed “Innovating Supply Chain Risk Management Through Science And Technologies,” experts from Rentokil Initial demonstrate to the participants just how important innovations are in managing food safety.

The workshops were held at Spice Convention Centre in Penang and Double Tree by Hilton in JB on the 21st and 22nd of August respectively.

Kuala Lumpur sessions were held at Le Meridien in KL on 24th of August, 2017.

Rentokil Initial Malaysia also took the opportunity to launch PestConnect and LED flies control trap - Lumnia, during the event.

Rentokil Initial Malaysia brought together over 200 key industry leaders nationwide, from F&B manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, hospitality, food handlers, pharmaceutical sectors with one objective - to improve food safety in Malaysia. The event was also joined by Health Inspectors from the Ministry of Health.

As the market leader in pest control, Rentokil recognises the importance of science and technology integration with pest management.

“The world population is going to reach 8.5billion by year 2030, and due to globalised supply chain, food safety management has gotten more challenging than ever. Also with the rise of social media, it is so much easier for consumers to broadcast their sentiments publicly, which can ultimately affect any business’s reputation. Hence technologies and data transparency are crucial to safeguard the credibility of the entire supply chain. As the trusted pest management partner, Rentokil is excited to share more innovations and come together in improving food trust, creating safer food and pharma supplies for all,” said Ms Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

Juliana Soo, Regional Technical Director of Rentokil Initial said at the event: “As devices become more connected to transmit and receive data, we hope that our sharing on the importance of data insights and Internet of Things (IoT) allow our customers to understand the importance of big data in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for effective supply chain pest risk management.”

She added, “These innovative technological systems are able to deliver new data insights that enable businesses to identify trends and hotspot areas. It can also provide a real solution to help mitigate risk in the increasingly complex modern supply chains. It is a more proactive approach towards food safety that helps organisations throughout its supply chain risk management.”

The innovations that they brought for their customers are based on their needs and according to IPM using the ERDM (Exclusion, Restriction, Destruction, Monitoring) methodology designed by Rentokil to manage pest risks in a holistic manner.

During the workshop, the participants were also given the first-hand experience on PestConnect, an online connected system, which provides continuous 24/7 monitoring, rapid response and protection against pest, for example rodents. The connected devices automatically detect pest activities and send the data directly to myRentokil, the online reporting system that allows customers to stay on top of any potential risks at their site (s). Tens of thousands of Rentokil’s customers are able to access their myRentokil accounts for analysis and audit support.

On top of that, Rentokil also unveiled its Lumnia, the Insect Light Trap (ILT) with improved LED technology, which is proven effective to attract flies up to 150m2 because UV light is transmitted 40% further with LED strips compared to standard tubes. Lumnia delivers an average of 61% in energy savings, when compared to similar products.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia

Rentokil Pest Control, part of Rentokil Initial group is one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the market leading pest control company that never stop innovating, Rentokil’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme provides wide range of solutions for the various sector ranging from the food processing industries, pharmaceutical, service sectors, retail to industrial and manufacturing.

Rentokil IPM programmes is designed to be compliant with recognised standards or certifications, such as AIB International, BRC Global International Standards, YUM!, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and many more. Continuous pest monitoring, regular visitations and proactive recommendations are the standard supports delivered to ensure the effectiveness of the IPM programme.

To further complement Rentokil’s IPM programme, an online reporting and analysis system has been deployed to help customers monitor pest activities at multiple locations effectively. It also provides recommendations management, better traceability and easy access to all key information and service delivery records needed for pest risk management and food audit requirement.

Research and Development is an intrinsic part of the business. We have Technical Research and Development Centres based in England and India, continuously create new innovations and more effective products in our fight against pests.

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