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General hospitality law covering a range of issues — including risk management — include hotel-related liability issues. which can be rodent or other pest problems.
Ever-tightening food safety and hygiene policies and hotel laws regarding food today make it essential for companies handling food to take appropriate measures for prevention, early detection, and control of pests in food and food supplies.
The new Food Safety Modernization Act 2011 (FSMA) — which moved to the end of phase 1 in August 2015 for preventative standards for human food and animal food — puts more emphasis on the global food chain, food chain compliance and a risk-based approach to food safety management, both in food manufacturing and in business preparing and serving food.
Increasingly the approach is moving from an HACCP to HARPC - Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Prevention Control method - to present a more practical approach to food safety, designed to address “Farm to Fork” risk, along the whole supply chain. This includes:
The emphasis for hospitality laws and regulations is now on management through a proactive approach, focusing on the root cause of a potential hazard, not on elimination. This means that for hotel legislation regarding pest control, site expertise and pest risk assessments will be critical.
Rentokil is your professional partner when it comes to evaluating risks to food safety presented by pests and has decades of experience in controlling pest risks in compliance with industry best practice and statutory obligations including:
Our experts can advise you on the use of appropriate monitoring or trapping systems in storage and food preparation areas, where the use of bait for rodent control is not permitted. Rentokil specialists understand hospitality regulations and how that affects what we can and cannot due when it comes to pest control.
We support you in assessing and managing risk through a rigorous Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach:
Know the standards requirements:
In collaboration with your pest management provider conduct comprehensive reviews of the program just prior to the audit addressing the below points regarding hotel laws and regulations:
Ensure your pest control expert conducts a pest control trend analysis prior to the audit window:
Ensure all recommendations and findings have documented corrective actions and have been followed up on, including:
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