Food Safety Magazine

Pest Control

Upgrade Sanitation Plan to Work Out the Bugs
Upgrade Sanitation Plan to Work Out the Bugs

Pest infestation results in product adulteration, which can lead to product loss, possible recall or regulatory control action and potential loss of business.

Risk Analysis: Pests Need It Too
Risk Analysis:  Pests Need It Too

Pest management must be afforded the same level of importance as any other aspect of food safety.
 

Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program
Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program

To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.

The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation
The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation

The ATP-monitoring system is a new and exciting technology that shows great promise in aiding both the regulator and the retail food industry.

How Your Pest Management Technician Can Protect Your Company Against Bioterrorism
How Your Pest Management Technician Can Protect Your Company Against Bioterrorism

Today, food processors have to protect against intentional interference and the possibility that their products could be used as weapons of destruction.

Six Steps to Effective Sanitary Design for the Food Plant
Six Steps to Effective Sanitary Design for the Food Plant

Whether you are building a new food manufacturing facility or maintaining your plant, sanitary design of the facility and equipment is one of the most effective food safety strategies.

Integrated Pest Management in Foodservice Establishments
Integrated Pest Management in Foodservice Establishments

Common to all pest control strategies is the use of the creatures’ own habits and lifestyles against them for a healthier food establishment.      

Pests: Everyday Threats to the Human Food Supply
Pests: Everyday Threats to the Human Food Supply

Although food can become contaminated at any point during production, unsanitary conditions coupled with disease-carrying pests in food facilities can cause widespread outbreaks.

IPM: A Practical Approach to Pest Control
IPM: A Practical Approach to Pest Control

Cleaning and sanitation programs for the facility’s equipment, building and grounds are critical to the success of integrated pest management.

Can Your Pest Management Audit Be Simplified?
Can Your Pest Management Audit Be Simplified?

Pest management standards should be developed with a view toward keeping them general so that a broad range of individual food facilities can implement them for their specific needs.

Keys to Effective Pest Management in the Food Industry
Keys to Effective Pest Management in the Food Industry

Pests in food retail, processing and distribution facilities are not just nuisances; they can lead to significant product loss, regulatory action and a public relations nightmare.

What “Bugs” Sanitarians about IPM
What “Bugs” Sanitarians about IPM

Whereas at one time the retail food establishment took an active role in integrated pest management, it has relegated this activity more and more to the pest control service.

Back-to-Basics Pest Management Pays Dividends to Food Plants
Back-to-Basics Pest Management Pays Dividends to Food Plants

Too often, pest management is seen as a reactionary process that demands chemicals to solve a problem, but that’s a risky and short-term approach.

Effective Pest Control: The Essentials for Food Processing Plants and Warehouses
Effective Pest Control: The Essentials for Food Processing Plants and Warehouses

Today’s food plant pest control programs should be effective, fully documented and automated.

Besting the Pests: Education is Key to Successful IPM at Retail
Besting the Pests: Education is Key to Successful IPM at Retail

Across the U.S., insects and rodents cost food manufacturers and retailers billions of dollars and thousands of customers.

Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears
Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears

Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.