To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.
The ATP-monitoring system is a new and exciting technology that shows great promise in aiding both the regulator and the retail food industry.
Today, food processors have to protect against intentional interference and the possibility that their products could be used as weapons of destruction.
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.
Common to all pest control strategies is the use of the creatures’ own habits and lifestyles against them for a healthier food establishment.
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.
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.
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.
Today’s food plant pest control programs should be effective, fully documented and automated.
Across the U.S., insects and rodents cost food manufacturers and retailers billions of dollars and thousands of customers.
Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.
Although food can become contaminated at any point during production, unsanitary conditions coupled with disease-carrying pests in food facilities can cause widespread outbreaks.
Cleaning and sanitation programs for the facility’s equipment, building and grounds are critical to the success of integrated pest management.
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.