Do engaged, informed, and empowered sanitation teams act as a predictor of success for an integrated pest management (IPM) program? With excellent food safety risk management behaviors, a frontline sanitation team can help manage existing risks and identify new ones, dramatically reducing the potential of product contamination due to pest activity in a facility. This article describes an action plan to help achieve these goals.
The fall and winter seasons bring new challenges for food processing facilities and the teams that work to maintain them. One of the most notable challenges they face is increased pressure from rodents that seek out food and shelter within these facilities when outside temperatures fall. A rodent infestation can lead to a facility being shut down if the problem is not addressed promptly and properly.
In this bonus episode of Food Safety Matters, Dr. Alissa Welsher, Associate Senior Consultant at Elanco Poultry Food Safety, discusses why integrated pest management (IPM) is a crucial part of food safety management on farms and in food processing plants, as well as how poultry operations can develop an IPM program and minimize the spread of pathogens and disease from pests.
This article covers U.S. regulatory oversight in establishing pesticide residue tolerances, testing for residues in domestic goods and imports, and the importance of science-based standards for global trade and food safety.
Pest control should always be top-of-mind for facility managers, but spring and summer provide a great opportunity to set up commercial facilities for success year-round. Managers can take several key steps to start off pest season on the right foot, as explained in this exclusive article by the National Pest Management Association.
Pests are a major source of concern for restaurant operators because they put food safety at risk by transmitting disease-causing pathogens and contaminating food. Part 2 of this article series considers other common restaurant pests and the preventive measures restaurant owners can take to avoid infestation, including chemical and non-chemical treatment options.
Pests are a major source of concern for restaurant operators because they put food safety at risk by transmitting disease-causing pathogens and contaminating food. This two-part article series considers common restaurant pests and the preventive measures restaurant owners can take to avoid infestation, including chemical and non-chemical treatment options.