Pests have a huge impact on food businesses. In the hospitality sector, they can potentially come into contact with surfaces, ingredients or storage areas and spread pathogens.
The situation is equally challenging in food logistics and warehousing, where multiple-entry storage facilities are vulnerable to pests. Or in food processing, where pests cause costly contamination of raw materials, infest clean machinery and severely disrupt production processes.
So how do you address pest issues, whilst also remaining compliant with food safety principles in high dependency environments in the process?
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is the internationally recognised framework for reducing the risk of safety hazards in food – pests included. The hazards HACCP covers include biological, chemical or physical hazards, which can be caused by pests which infest establishments and become a potential source of microbiological and physical hazards.
Food safety management based on HACCP principles lends a systematic preventive approach for businesses seeking guidance in this challenging area.
Pest control products with HACCP certification need to demonstrate compliance with food safety principles in their product design and operation. The review process to achieve certification is carried out by food safety technologists, who perform a rigorous review of every aspect of each product, covering:
This level of assessment is extremely thorough, the advantages for food businesses is peace-of-mind that HACCP-certified products are compliant, fit for purpose and suitable for use in food handling areas.
Our experts at the Global Research and Development Centre have worked closely with HACCP to achieve certification on pest control solutions specifically developed to address emerging food safety challenges, meet strict regulatory requirements and support the needs of our customers in the food industry. Our range of HACCP-certified rodent management products include:
Our range of digital pest management solutions provide food businesses with new levels of efficiency and control